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.
Inspectors say they are increasingly concerned about the pressure on NHS hospitals as new figures show more than half of A&E departments are inadequate or require improvement.
The use of music playlists in A&E wards was found to have a calming effect on almost all elderly dementia patients in a trial.
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.
FIVE of Scotland's health boards have failed to meet a key waiting time target for accident and emergency patients.