Stark increases in A&E admissions
Last month saw “stark” increases in attendances, admissions and waiting times in A&E departments in England.. Performance statistics released by NHS England show there were 2.06 million attendances at A&Es in October – 0.9% more than October last year – with
89.1% of patients admitted, transferred or discharged within the target of four hours. The British Medical Association (BMA) said the figures should “ring alarm bells” for the NHS and the Government as winter approaches.