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Hospital Alerts

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will define (a) red, (b) black and (c) all other hospital alerts. (68042)

The Department is aware that some national health service trusts and ambulance trusts operate local bed capacity management systems which incorporate coloured alerts. However, these are local arrangements and there is no national definition of particular colour alerts.