TWELVE hospitals were left without a spare bed available last weekend as the NHS funding crisis worsens, new official figures revealed yesterday.
Some of London’s largest trusts were running at full capacity, with all of the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust’s 969 beds taken.
Shadow public health minister Andrew Gwynne said the numbers showed the “deep pressure” NHS hospitals were under.
He added: “The uncomfortable truth for Tory ministers is that this is a crisis of their own making.
“Social care has been cut back, and too many older people are being forced to turn to A&E as they aren’t being supported in their homes.
“Ministers need to stop burying their heads in the sand and a get a grip on the crisis facing our hospitals this winter.”