Commenting on the news that Nottingham’s hospitals have declared a critical incident due to exceptional pressures on emergency services, UNISON East Midlands head of health Gareth Eales said:
“This is a Halloween scare our NHS could do without. Hospitals across the East Midlands are creaking at the seams all year round.
“The intense pressure on trusts never goes away. Too many vacancies, growing demand on services and worn out, overworked staff is the picture right across the NHS. With this government it’s always tricks and never any treats.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.