Ambulances at Walsall Manor Hospital
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Walsall Manor Hospital: A&E pressures 'worst in 30-year career'

A hospital boss has described the pressures on Accident and Emergency at Walsall Manor Hospital as the worst in her 30-year career.

Director of nursing Kathryn Halford said the hospital was coping thanks to "the goodwill of staff".

A "major incident" declared on Monday remains in force at the hospital, but extra beds have been made available at a day unit to help take pressure off A&E.

Waiting times are currently about eight to 10 hours, while dozens of operations have been cancelled.

  • 08 Jan 2015