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Christmas Hospital Emergencies Up

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7:01am 4th January 2012

It is revealed two hundred and seventy people a day were rushed to hospital in Cornwall over Christmas.

The number being taken to A & E is up five percent on last year too.

Nine patients underwent the same live-saving heart surgery Prince Philip had between Christmas Eve and the New Year bank holiday Monday.

Dr Duncan Brown, Divisional Director for Acute Medicine said, “The Christmas and New Year period is a particularly testing time for us and one for which we plan carefully and call upon experience to help us prepare for the peaks in activity. Our planned reduction in routine appointments over the period gives us greater capacity to manage increased numbers of emergencies and this year staff have managed exceptionally well at treating more patients, more quickly.”

There were also more than a hundred Christmas babies born in Cornwall this year.

But there is also a warning from the Royal Cornwall's Chief Exec. Lezli Boswell said, “The Christmas and New Year holidays are a significant period for health care delivery. It is important for us to be well prepared and to work effectively with our partners in health and social care so that our patients can continue to receive high standards of care in the setting that is most appropriate for them. We are yet to see the full impact of winter with colder temperatures and seasonal viruses but the efforts of our staff over recent weeks are a good basis for us to meet the challenges of the coming months.”

7:01am 4th January 2012

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