National hell service: Nearly 1,000 patients a DAY wait 12-plus hours in A&E
Added 08-11-22 09:36:02am EST - “NHS England data shows that more than 29,000 people queued for half a day, often in pain, at A&E units last month - four times more than the NHS target and a third higher than the previous record.” - Dailymail.co.uk
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The NHS' summer crisis is continuing to spiral with emergency department performance plummeted to its worst ever level last month, with nearly 1,000 patients a day forced to wait more than 12 hours.
Latest data shows more than 29,000 people queued for at least half a day at A&E units last month — four times more than the NHS target and up by a third on June, which was the previous record.
The share of patients seen within four hours — the timeframe 95 per cent are supposed to be treated — dropped to 71 per cent last month, the lowest rate logged since records began in 2010.
Separate ambulance figures show the average wait for heart attack and stroke victims surpassed 59 minutes for only the second time ever. And waits for the most serious 999 calls hit a record high of nine-and-a-half minutes.
Charities have also warned the country is in a 'devastating cancer recession', as performance against key metrics plummeted to new lows. More than 10,000 people were waiting three months or more to start cancer treatment by the end of July, the shock figures show.
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