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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS declares critical incident

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS declares critical incident
By Jess Hacker
5 January 2024

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS has declared a critical incident in response to high demand and limited staff.

The system declare the incident on 3 January and is still ongoing.

The ICS said it declared the incident due to the high number of people needing care and a reduction in staffing levels which have led to ‘very long waits in our A&E departments and for admission to our wards’.

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS’ medical director Dr Dave Briggs said: ‘We are extremely grateful for all the effort and hard work of people working in the NHS, social care and our partners, the collective response is making a huge difference.

‘We would also like to thank the public for their support, understanding and for following advice to only attend A&E if they have a life-threatening illness or injury that cannot be treated elsewhere.

‘People can continue to really help us by supporting relatives to return home from hospital when they are medically fit. Help with practical arrangements like transport, making sure they have a key, that there is food and drink at home and that they have medication and any equipment they need to aid their recovery can make a huge difference.’

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