Winter flu plunges English hospitals into chaos.
Senior doctors said some Accident & Emergency (A&E) units were so overcrowded that they ran out of corridor space for patients.
On New Year’s Eve, patients were urged to only call 999 if their situation was “life-threatening” or extremely serious in a desperate bid to ease strain on overloaded paramedic crews.
NHS surveillance suggests flu cases have risen by 67 per cent in a week in England – meaning around 3.7 million people came down with such symptoms over the Christmas period.
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