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Patients turned away

22nd November 2007

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital had 10 ambulances waiting in a queue outside its doors because there were no beds available.

Paramedics had to treat patients in the back of ambulances outside the 1,000-bed hospital, which issued a black alert. This level of alert means that all contingency measures are "exhausted and pressures are not sustainable".

The severity of the crisis was reduced after three hours and the hospital resumed normal operating procedures during the night.


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