Derriford Hospital steps down from black alert

Derriford Hospital
Image caption Derriford mangers said the hospital had stepped down one alert level

Plymouth's Derriford Hospital has stepped down from being on black alert, a level which meant it was under extreme pressure.

The alert was called on Tuesday because of a high volume of accident and emergency patients and a "very high level" of general admissions.

Managers said the hospital had stepped down to red alert - one level lower.

However, they added that, despite extra staff being called in, some operations were still being cancelled.

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