Many hospitals have been struggling to find enough doctors to work over the Easter weekend [Image: David Sillitoe for the Guardian].

Tories cannot run a publicly-funded health service. Why should anyone trust Tory-supporting businesses to run a privatised health system?

Desperate hospitals are so short of doctors they are pleading with them to take on extra shifts, with some offering up to £95 an hour to cover gaps in medical rotas to maintain patient safety.

Hospitals are so chronically understaffed they have been hiking pay rates in recent weeks and bombarding doctors with urgent emails and text messages in a bid to ensure standards of care do not suffer.

On Tuesday, Peterborough City hospital raised the pay available for working overnight that night in its “extremely busy” A&E to £95 an hour for a 10-hour shift to try to attract recruits.

Source: Desperate hospitals beg doctors to take on extra shifts – at £95 an hour | Society | The Guardian

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