NHS postpones all routine surgery in England for three months

NHS England is suspending non-urgent elective surgery to free up beds for coronavirus patients.
Its chief executive Sir Simon Stevens told MPs operations would be suspended from 15 April at the latest for at least three months.
He said: "In readiness for the likely influx of more coronavirus patients, we are going to be taking concerted action across the NHS... up to a third of the general and acute beds - perhaps 30,000 of those general and acute beds - for coronavirus patients."
Sir Simon added that the NHS was working intensively with community health services and social care to "unblock" some of the discharge processes and with community and independent hospitals to bring back capacity for coronavirus patients.

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