London emergency: Six of 18 London NHS hospital trusts near capacity – Covid sparks CHAOS

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The coronavirus picture in the capital is now reaching critical levels with trusts admitting they have no spare beds left. 

Many of the hospitals across London went without a single spare bed over the festive period as the new strain of the virus took hold of the capital. 

There is now concern the trusts may not be able to cope with any more cases over the next few weeks. 

London hospitals are now resorting to cancelling or postponing cancer and cardiac surgeries. 

Such is the dire state in the capital, ambulances are now being forced to wait outside to take in patients due to the lack of space. 

In analysis conducted by the Evening Standard, the Whittington hospital had no spare beds on December 29. 

Many trusts such as Kingston are now reporting that they only have a maximum of six care beds for patients. 

Homerton hospital chief executive, Tracey Fletcher also reported the number of coronavirus cases in the trust had doubled within a week. 

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