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A&E hospitals reduce waiting time despite winter pressure

Accident and emergency departments in England saw 92.9% of patients within four hours last week - the lowest percentage since April 2013, NHS data shows.

The government sets a quarterly target for hospitals to see 95% of emergency cases within four hours.

A&E waits have been below that level since the end of September.

The Department of Health says it recently announced extra support for A&E teams.

The BBC's Health Editor Hugh Pym reports.

  • 21 Nov 2014
  • From the section Health
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