‘Mad Friday’ requires more staff at King’s Mill to cope with demand

10-2166-3''Kings Mill Hospital.
10-2166-3''Kings Mill Hospital.

Hospital chiefs have drafted in more staff at King’s Mill to cope with additional pressures of ‘mad Friday’.

Today marks the day of the year where most workers finish for Christmas and drink to extreme.

Simon Evans, deputy director of operations at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Extra nurses and doctors are working across King’s Mill Hospital to manage the additional pressures that the winter period has on our services, and to maintain the high standards of care that people expect and deserve.

“We are working together with partners from community health and the local Clinical Commissioning Groups to ensure patients, who do not require a hospital stay, are discharged and supported in the most appropriate environment for them.

“Our hospitals do become very busy at this time of year and we are urging people to consider whether they really need to be treated in our Emergency Department or whether it would be more appropriate to see another health professional.

“We need to ensure we can give urgent and emergency care to those people who really need it.”