Burnham: Government must 'get a grip' on A&E
The shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, says he's not surprised by a BBC survey of NHS accident and emergency departments in England, which has found evidence of staff shortages.
Just over a hundred hospitals responded to a freedom of information request that revealed A&E departments were suffering from a shortfall in staff numbers by 10% on average.
NHS leaders are also warning that emergency departments could reach breaking point this winter unless pressures on the service are addressed.
Andy Burnham says changes need to be made.
08 Sep 2013
- From the section Health