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Figures show A&E in England has had 'worst week'

Pressures in England's A&E units have hit record levels, with the lowest percentage of patients seen within four hours since monitoring began in 2010.

Data showed just under 90% of patients were seen within four hours in the seven days up to December 14.

Major units particularly struggled, with just six out of 140 meeting the target to see 95% within four hours.

Performance in Wales and Northern Ireland is even worse, while the picture in Scotland is unclear.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 19 Dec 2014
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