AN extra 5,000 hospital beds will be available this winter to help the NHS in England to cope, health bosses say reports the BBC.
It will mean nearly 100,000 permanent beds accessible at the busiest time of the year – a 5% rise on current levels.
NHS England is also promising quicker discharge arrangements to get patients out of hospital when they are medically-fit to leave.
This will be achieved through the rollout of what have been dubbed “care traffic control centres”.
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