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Princess Alexandra Hospital still under pressure

Health / Fri 13th Jan 2017 at 09:01am

Princess Alexandra

PRESSURES within Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow continue to be high.

A spokesperson for PAH said: “The Trust is currently operating at Operational Pressure Escalation Level 3.

“This status is reviewed regularly throughout the day”.

Opel 3 means:

Actions at OPEL 3 failed to deliver capacity
No capacity across the Trust
Severe ambulance handover delays
Emergency care pathway compromised
Unable to offload ambulances within 120 minutes
Unexpected reduced staffing numbers in areas where this causes increased pressure on patients.
Severe capacity pressures on intensive care and specialist beds.
Infectious illness, Norovirus, severe weather, and other pressures in Acute Trusts.
Problems reported with support services that cannot be rectified within four hours

We will try and keep you updated each day as to there ‘status” of the PAH.

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