A critical incident covering the whole Nottingham and Nottinghamshire NHS system remains in place will continue through the weekend.
The critical incident was declared by NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire on 3 January, in response to the high number of people needing care combined with a reduction in staffing levels, which have led to very long waits in our A&E departments and for admission to our wards.
Declaring a critical incident has enabled NHS organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to work even closer together by sharing resources, spreading demand more evenly and appropriately across different services and closer collaboration with social care colleagues to speed up discharges.
As a result of these actions, the position has been stabilised over the last 48 hours, but significant pressure remains as we enter the weekend. The hard work by NHS, social care and partner staff has contributed hugely to this improved position but we need to redouble our efforts during what is expected to be a pressing weekend ahead.