Queen Elizabeth Hospital saw its highest ever number of A&E attendances in its history on Monday.

Ben Travis, the chief executive of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, revealed that 605 came through the door of the Woolwich hospital at the start of this week.

In a tweet, he said the pressure on the trust's services has been relentless, and paid tribute to the "formidable resilience" shown by staff at its two hospital sites.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The pressure on our services has felt relentless. And yesterday, history was made: the highest ever number of A&E attendances at QEH, 605 people through the door. A huge thank you to all my colleagues, on both hospital sites and in the community - your resilience is formidable.</p>— Ben Travis (@bentravisceo) <a href="https://twitter.com/bentravisceo/status/1204535872353447936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

At the start of November, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust experienced its "most challenging day in its history," according to Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital was short by 122 beds, a new record, and he hospital also spent several days on Level (Black) internal alert.

The corridors were reportedly used to provide additional beds within the hospital, and said he had met with the trust's chief executive to discuss recent issues.

Former MP and current candidate for Greenwich and Woolwich, Matthew Pennycook, responded to the tweet by saying that staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital do an "amazing job" but criticised a lack of suitability at the site itself.

"The staff at the QEH do an amazing job but they're under immense pressure and the constraints of the site itself are part of the problem," he commented.

"The case must continue to be made for redeveloping the hospital and the capital investment that will be required to do so."