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“Britain’s health service in a ‘humanitarian crisis’: Red Cross”
Founded in 1948, the National Health Service (NHS) is a source of huge pride for many Britons who are able to access free care from the cradle to the grave.
But tight budgets, an ageing population and increasingly complex medical needs have left many hospitals struggling during the winter season in recent years, prompting headlines about patients being left to wait on trolleys for hours or even days.
“Winter is always a very busy time for the NHS,” the Department of Health said. “To support staff working hard on the frontline we have put in place comprehensive plans earlier than ever.”