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Pressure 'easing' on busy A&E units

Pressures on busy A&E units have begun to ease in England, but hospitals still remain over-crowded, NHS figures show. Latest weekly data up to last Sunday showed the number of times ambulances have been delayed waiting outside A&E fell by nearly a quarter to 12,500. Bed closures due to the vomiting bug norovirus have also fallen. But NHS England warned the cold snap expected to hit the north of England over the next few days could lead to an increase in illnesses. The North East, North West and Yorkshire and…

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Nintendo’s Switch is a Smashing Success, Ships 10 Million Units

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo’s Switch has been tearing up sales charts all year, handily outselling the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in multiple months, and generally establishing itself as the must-have console for the holiday season of 2017. According to Nintendo, the console just blew through the 10 million mark in its first nine months. For comparison, the Wii U sold just 13.56 million units over its entire lifetime. With the holiday season underway, the Switch (See it on…

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Mental health patients stranded in units for years

Mental health patients across the UK are spending years stranded in acute units awaiting discharge, figures show. Over the past two years, at least 91 patients have waited more than a year to be discharged, with at least seven patients waiting more than two years. At least 320 patients had to wait at least 100 days to be discharged, BBC Freedom of Information requests show. Experts say a lack of suitable accommodation and wrangling over budgets are to blame for the delays. ‘I felt frustrated’ Toni Adeniyi, 32, has spent…

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