8th December 2022

Ambulance workers to strike
Ambulance crews working for five services in London, Yorkshire, the North West, North East and South West will strike over pay and staffing on 21st December. They join nurses, porters, healthcare assistants, cleaners and other NHS workers at two Liverpool hospitals who will also take action that day.

200 deaths in a week down to hand over delays
A consultant in emergency medicine said ambulances had become “wards on wheels” while patients waited to get hospital treatment.

Lack of hospital beds for children
More than 1,000 referrals to admit very sick or premature babies to neonatal units were rejected in the last year due to a lack of beds. Overall, we already know there has been a loss of 25,000 hospital beds in the past decade in the UK.

Trust sued over failed PFI provider
The trust won a court case to terminate the contract with Three Valleys Healthcare in 2018 after serious defects were found at its PFI built hospital in Middlesbrough. Now liquidators for the firm, now in administration, are suing the trust; it had been due to receive £321 million by 2040 from the deal.

RCN strikes hub
Find out where strike action is taking place across the UK, if you;re a nurse learn about the strike benefit you may be eligible for, get involved in volunteering and support the campaign. Get your support posters here.