Patient Ricky Groom being wheeled into A&E at Wolverhampton Hospital
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Why are hospital A&E departments struggling?

The head of the NHS in England says hospitals are facing the highest ever number of ambulance calls and A&E attendances in the service's history. And that is combined with the worst recorded waiting times in accident and emergency for ten years.

Increased numbers of people arriving at A&E and problems freeing up beds are putting pressure on hospitals.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 06 Jan 2015
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