Patient waits in ambulance for over 8 hours

Ambulances left queuing outside A&E for hours New research shows that around 300,000 ambulances were left queuing outside hospitals last year, with patients waiting to be seen in A&E. One patient waited for over eight hours. The figures, collected by Labour, show that despite the 15 minute nationally agreed standard, patients were kept waiting for […]

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Can localised services combat waiting list pressures?

Healthcare expert pinpoints flexible approach as waiting list solution Vanguard Healthcare chief executive Ian Gillespie believes a locally led approach can combat failed hospital waiting time targets. Writing in the Health Service Journal, Mr Gillespie notes that despite many people claiming recent pressures are seasonal, waiting lists are in fact at an all time high, […]

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Health secretary miscalculates A&E waiting times

Statistical slip of the tongue from Jeremy Hunt The UK Statistics Authority has warned health secretary Jeremy Hunt, over claims he made about accident and emergency waiting times in England. After reviewing the information, chair of the UK watchdog Sir Andrew Dilnot said Mr Hunt was incorrect to say in Commons that median waiting times […]

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