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Struggling A&E units 'to get £500m bailout'

Struggling Accident and Emergency units in England are to get a £500m bailout over the next two years to ensure waiting times are kept under control, the BBC understands.

Problems in A&E units have stabilised in recent months, but from January to March the NHS missed its four-hour waiting time target as long waits hit their highest level for nine years.

The £500m will come from Department of Health efficiency savings, reports say.

Jane Dreaper reports.

  • 07 Aug 2013
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