Hospitals declare “Black Alert”

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Hospitals declare "Black Alert"

Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals have declared a “Black Alert” status urging people not to go to A and E unless it’s a life-threatening emergency.

Figures show between the 19th of December and the 1st of January more than 3 thousand people attended the emergency department at KGH which is 6 per cent more than the same time last year.

On Tuesday¬†287 patients arrived in A&E – which is much higher than even this winter’s average of 237.

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