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UK heatwave: NHS records over 2 million people in emergency care in July

14 Aug 2018, Acclimatise

The NHS England reported that during the July 2018 heatwave, 2.176 million people visited a hospital A&E unit, walk-in centre, or urgent treatment centre, putting emergency departments under much pressure to cope with the influx of patients. Wards and waiting rooms had gotten unbearably hot during the heatwave, making longer waiting times hard to cope with.


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