Wales’s health minister has said he is “concerned” about the time it is taking ambulances to hand over patients to A&E departments.
The four-hour A&E waiting time target could be scrapped after the NHS in England recorded its worst figure on record, the Health Secretary has hinted.
Increasing numbers of patients are waiting more than four hours to be seen at A&E departments, which also saw a record number of attendances and ambulance callouts in December.
The NHS experienced its busiest month on record in December with an unprecedented number of A&E attendances and ambulance call-outs.
More people than ever are on the waiting list for NHS treatment and not a single A&E department hit the four-hour target for seeing patients, new figures have shown.
Attendances of homeless patients at A&E have at least tripled in eight years, with hundreds stuck in hospitals for long periods of time, figures show.
Labour has accused the Tories of being “staggeringly out of touch” after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the NHS was in many ways performing better than ever.
The NHS is experiencing its worst ever performance in A&E, and thousands of people face rising waits for operations and cancer treatment, according to the last set of monthly health data before the General Election.
A FORMER A&E nurse has invented a life-saving device that is set to go into to hospitals within weeks.
THEY are dubbed the “frequent fliers” by over-stretched doctors and nurses in Scotland’s emergency departments.