Stark in­creases in A&E ad­mis­sions

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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.

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