DIY-lovers are being urged to take care this bank holiday weekend as new figures show a rise in accidents caused by power tools.
The NHS has recorded its worst year on record for A&E waiting times, figures show.
Fourteen NHS hospital trusts are set to trial new targets which could lead to changes in the way A&E performance is measured.
Key targets for patients to be seen in A&E within four hours, or receive an operation within 18 weeks, could be scrapped under new NHS plans.
Doctors’ fears over the effectiveness of the four-hour A&E target need to be taken “very seriously”, the Health Secretary has said.
The four-hour A&E target in hospitals is reportedly set to be scrapped within a year.
More than 500 patients spent more than eight hours in A&E in the first full week of February – with 139 patients there for 12 hours or more.
Hospital accident and emergency departments kept more than 100 patients waiting for more than 12 hours in one week, new figures have revealed.
Performance at accident and emergency departments in Scotland has hit its lowest monthly level since the Beast from the East, according to new figures.
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.