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Hospitals record 'busiest week ever' amid A&E pressure

Hospitals have admitted more people this week than in any previous week on record, NHS England said.

Pressures on A&E services continue to 'increase significantly', NHS England said. Credit: PA Wire

There were 111,062 emergency admissions in England last week - the highest number of emergency patients admitted since records began more than a decade ago.

There were also 440,428 patients attending A&E, an increase of more than 24,000 on the same week last year.

Dr Barbara Hakin of NHS England said pressures on A&E services "continue to increase significantly".

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