Bad medicine - Dewsbury takes Wakefield’s A&E cases, yet Trust still wants to downgrade our hospital

TROUBLING NEWS Ambulances carrying emergency patients have been diverted to Dewsbury and District Hospital.

TROUBLING NEWS Ambulances carrying emergency patients have been diverted to Dewsbury and District Hospital.

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The true scale of the A&E crisis has been revealed in figures obtained by the Reporter.

Dewsbury and District Hospital repeatedly had to take emergency cases destined for another hospital, because it was full.

We have learned ambulances were diverted to our hospital more than 140 times in two years, because Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital was overwhelmed by “extreme pressure” on its services.

 

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