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Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th March 2018.

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Photo of Paul Williams Paul Williams Labour, Stockton South 12:00 am, 20th March 2018

During the first seven weeks of 2018, 10,375 more people died in hospital than in the same weeks in the previous five years—one extra death every seven minutes. It was not colder than usual and deaths from flu were not up, but our hospitals were under unprecedented pressure. Why did all these extra deaths occur?