NEW figures show there are currently 109 empty beds in our local hospitals.

Four-fifths of NHS hospitals in England are now seeing a spike in Covid patients being admitted, official data has shown as the third wave of the pandemic continues to take its toll ahead of ‘Freedom Day’ on Monday. 

MailOnline analysis of NHS England data show how the number of infected patients needing medical treatment has soared by four-fold in some of the worst-hit parts of the country.

And hospitalisations have doubled in 29 of the 123 NHS trusts across England that are capable of treating the infected.

But the DGH is not following this trend.

We have the data for the East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, which covers the DGH, Conquest and Bexhill Hospital.

NHS TrustEAST SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST
Covid beds10
Non Covid beds662
Unoccupied109
Total beds781
% Covid1.28