Are hospitals overcrowded? Oh, yes they are

Are hospitals overcrowded? Oh, yes they are

Government surprise at the latest health crisis is just the usual post-Christmas panto

The only surprising thing about last week’s hospital overcrowding crisis is that the minister in charge seemed to find it surprising. “It’s very easy for people to predict this was going to happen after the event. None of the evidence indicated this severe a problem,” Simon Harris said as the numbers of patients on trolleys, chairs or elsewhere in hospital corridors reached an all-time high.

Similar chaos this time last year was blamed...

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