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Hospital beds status changed


12th October 2008

Keith Simpson reacts to reports that the system of recording hospital bed availability has been changed as a result of consistent bad publicity after protracted periods of 'black' status meaning no beds available.

Keith Simpson reacts to reports that the system of recording hospital bed availability has been changed as a result of consistent bad publicity after protracted periods of 'black' status meaning no beds available.

He said: "If this is true, it is wrong. I can well understand the SHA wants to avoid bad publicity, but it is better to be honest and face facts than to try to fiddle the figures."

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