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Patients Are Feared At Critical Care Unit

The adult critical care unit at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust was over maximum safe capacity at the end of June, according to NHS England. critical care beds in the unit were occupied. Guidelines recommend that units run at no more than 85% capacity any higher and they say patient safety could be compromised. The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) has warned that many units across the country are either experiencing or approaching a ‘capacity crisis’.