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Struggling A&E units to get £500m bailout

8 August 2013 Last updated at 23:04 BST

Struggling A&E units in England are to be given a £500m bailout over the next two years to ensure waiting times are kept under control.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the funds would be targeted at areas under most pressure after the NHS missed its waiting time target in the winter.

The money - sourced from savings - will be deployed in A&E units and linked community services, such as pharmacies.

Dominic Hughes reports.