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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Why are hospitals under so much pressure?

The NHS across the UK is already struggling to meet its A&E targets, and winter - the busiest time of year - has only just begun. Nick Triggle looks at why hospitals are under the cosh.

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    Comment number 2.

    From experience of nursing a dear friend at his home just b4 last Xmas, the community care team applied very strong pressure every single day to accept a Syringe Driver, long before my friend was good & ready. On several days I had to tell them to back off & respect my friend's wishes.
    They had no shame & it was very clear that they wanted him gone ASAP
    I can guess what happens to those alone!

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    Comment number 1.

    Looking forward to some in depth, factual, analysis of the NHS.

    I'd love an article showing how outrageous it is that charities like CRUK can keep claiming our survival rates lag behind European healthcare systems - when the difference is all but entirerly down to how many false +ves are thrown up by excess, inaccurate, screening used in France et al......



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