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The state of the NHS in Greater Manchester as things currently stand

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The number of people attending A&E in Greater Manchester is at its highest level since before the pandemic, NHS bosses have warned.

And with winter approaching and covid infections currently on the up in every part of the region it's putting hospitals under immense pressure.

In September, according to NHS data, a total of 93,747 attended Greater Manchester’s A&E departments. In September 2019, there were 89,363 patients at A&E, while in December of that year the figure was 89,870. READ MORE: What are the common flu symptoms?

The levels of overcrowding are having a 'knock-on impact on ambulance staff being able to quickly handover patients to emergency departments', Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has warned in its

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