Black Alert at Derriford Hospital sees operations cancelled
Derriford Hospital in Plymouth is at black alert - meaning it is under extreme pressure, and operations have been cancelled.
The hospital has brought in extra staff after a significant rise in the number of general admissions.
A spokesman said action is being taken - working with other agencies - and the situation is improving.
Patients are not being turned away but operations are being cancelled.
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The hospital said there is no single reason for the significant increase in admissions.