Almost 67,000 patients during the first half of this year endured long waits for emergency beds, an increase of nearly a third, according to the government statistics.
While campaigners condemned the findings as “startling”, the Department of Health insisted that A&E departments were already offering an improved service.
Over a six-month period to June, 66,845 patients were found to have waited for between four and 12 hours for a bed once doctors decided they needed to be admitted.
During the same period the previous year, nearly 51,000 patients endured similar waiting times, the equivalent of a 31 per cent rise, according to the DoH.THE BRITISH LEFT INVENTED NATIONALIZED HEALTH. THEY'VE BEEN AT IT LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE.
AND IT STILL SUCKS.
AND ITS GETTING WORSE.
AND IT'S BANKRUPTING THEM.
SO IT WAS INSANITY FOR OBAMA TO TAKE US DOWN THAT ROAD.
(THE ATTLEE/OBAMA ROAD TO SERFDOM.)
WE CAN CHANGE COURSE.