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NHS pressure: Hospital corridors 'the new emergency wards'


Hospital corridors are the new emergency wards, experts say, with growing numbers of patients finding themselves stuck on trolleys because there are no beds for them.

The warning comes as figures for the NHS in England showed January was one of the most difficult months on record.

Record numbers of seriously-ill patients faced delays waiting for a bed - with 1,000 waiting over 12 hours.

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