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Full hospitals creating potential danger, analysis says

Hospitals are "full to bursting" in England, creating a potentially dangerous environment for patients, an analysis by experts suggests.

Hospitals should run at about 85% capacity to give them room to cope with surges in demand, and figures show the NHS average hovering around that mark.

Ministers denied the NHS is overcrowded and said it could manage demand peaks.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 03 Dec 2012
  • From the section Health