LATEST NEWS - Pressure eases at King’s Lynn hospital, but demand remains high

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Managers at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital say demand remains high this morning, Wednesday, October 15, despite an easing of pressures overnight.

The hospital is no longer on external black alert, the highest level of alert, but officials are continuing to urge the public not to go to the accident and emergency department, unless it is essential.

Trust bosses announced yesterday afternoon that they had been forced to call a black alert because of exceptionally high levels of demand since the weekend.

Some operations have been cancelled and the trust said other hospitals in the region were facing similar problems.

But a spokesman said a short time ago: “The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn is no longer on external black alert status with pressures easing overnight.

“The hospital does remain extremely busy and continues to request that patients consider other options before visiting the Accident and Emergency department.”