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Hospitals are under fresh scrutiny after concerns over the service patients are getting.
A survey of Britain's A&E departments shows waiting times at a 9-year high, with more than 300,000 people waiting longer than 4 hours to be treated.
The report comes as inspectors arrived at Colchester General Hospital to investigate high mortality rates.
It's one of 14 hospitals across the UK with higher than expected death rates.
A team of senior doctors, nurses, and patient representatives are monitoring a hospital in Essex.
Colchester General is one of 14 trusts across the UK whose mortality rates have been higher than expected over the last two years.
The two day review will see the team interview both patients and staff. The findings should be released in a few weeks.