Three of the world’s largest hospitals have had their budgets slashed by almost a third in just the last six months.
The cuts have hit the Royal Liverpool and St Thomas’s hospitals in England the hardest, with the loss of up to £150m over the next four years.
As a result, staff have been forced to move from the hospitals to other areas of work.
There are also fears that the closure of the two other NHS hospitals in Scotland will have a knock-on effect for England.
The closures have hit England hardest.
But as health systems across the UK struggle to cope with a massive shortage of beds, the NHS has been forced into a delicate balancing act.
As the crisis deepens, the pressures on hospital beds are getting worse and the NHS is facing the biggest crisis of its lifetimes.
The new Health Service Executive (HSE) is set to be appointed on Tuesday, with a clear mandate to find a solution for the crisis.
A lot has changed since the previous HSE was set up in 2013.
The NHS has more than doubled its beds to 10 million.
There has been a significant increase in the number of acute hospital beds, with more than 3.5 million of these expected to be open over the coming three years.
In 2017, there were just under half a million beds available in England.
There have also been a number of improvements in the way patients are treated in hospital.
These have made a significant difference to how hospitals operate.
The rise in hospital admissions is linked to a rise in deaths.
Over the past year, there has also been an increase in deaths due to infections, particularly in the form of pneumonia and bloodstream infections.
However, the problem has only just begun.
Hospital care has been under pressure for more than a decade.
The Government’s new plans to reduce hospital admissions and the rapid growth of the NHS have made it difficult for hospitals to cope.
In May 2018, the Royal College of Nursing warned that the HSE would have a significant impact on the quality of care in the NHS.
Dr John Watson, the chief executive of the Royal Colleges, said the Hse was “the biggest challenge we face in health care”.
In his letter to the Hss, he said: “The Hse will have significant impact and impact on hospital services in England over the following four years.”
He added that there was “a clear need to change hospital governance, staffing levels and practices in the healthcare sector in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic service disruptions and to achieve a rapid and sustained improvement in the health service”.
Dr Watson went on to say: The new Hse, together with the new hospital health board, will play a crucial role in addressing the challenge posed by the Hso crisis.
We are now calling on the Hs to ensure that hospitals are operated at a level of efficiency and efficiency at the lowest cost.
As a result of the closures, the Hsh has been given the task of finding savings to improve the quality and accessibility of care, including by reopening some hospitals to patients with chronic conditions.
The hospital was forced to shut down one of its wards in September 2018 after a man with a lung condition died there.
The Hs new chief executive, Dr Matthew Watson, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that it was a challenge to try and manage a number different aspects of the hospital and to make sure that the health system could provide services that are best for patients.
The Hs chief executive said: “What we’ve seen in the last four years is that we’ve gone from having a number more hospitals to the number that we have now.
What we’re looking at is the most efficient hospital we can provide and that’s not a hospital in Liverpool.”
In a report published on Friday, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) said that while hospitals are now operating at the “lowest possible efficiency” they have been able to cope due to a shift in thinking in recent years.
“The hospital is now operating as efficiently as it did 10 years ago,” Dr Watson said.
“There is no longer a focus on ‘efficiency and safety’ as we have seen in some other countries.”
This has resulted in hospitals being able to offer high quality, high quality care at the very lowest possible cost.”
The Institute of Public Health (IPH) also pointed to a number health systems that have been hit particularly hard.
It said:”Many hospitals have faced a severe financial squeeze and the closure and reorganisation of the healthcare system has led to the disruption of services and the strain on the NHS budget.”
The closure of some hospitals has left others in need of urgent restructuring, and the disruption has led some to close down services and put staff on indefinite leave.”
These situations have led to a decline in hospital beds.
In some cases, hospitals have