BRADFORD'S Marie Curie Hospice has "temporarily paused" admissions as they are experiencing a staffing shortage.

The hospice, located on Maudsley Street in BD3, say the shortage is affecting their ability to provide specialist nursing care all day for its patients.

The hospice adds that it is in the process of recruiting more staff to solve the problem.

Dr Sarah Holmes, Medical Director at the Marie Curie Bradford Hospice, said: “Like many other local health and care providers, we are experiencing staffing shortage, and this is impacting our ability to deliver specialist nursing care around the clock in our hospice.

"While we recruit more staff, we have temporarily paused admissions to our in-patient unit.

"We are continuing to support people requiring out-patient care in the hospice and in the local community.”

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