One of the biggest problems is that hospitals can't take the patients ambulances bring to A&E fast enough as they are already chockablock.
Tracey Holmes said her mother was treated 'worse than an animal' while she was in the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.
Jeremy Hunt has called for a new approach to patient safety in the NHS after the death from dehydration of a 100-year-year old woman.
Health campaigner, Julie Bailey, told a parliamentary committee earlier today that the public has to fight too hard for public inquiries.
Julie lost her mother, Bella, in the Mid Staffordshire NHS scandal.
Health campaigner, Julie Bailey, has told a parliamentary committee that people who have suffered wrongdoing should not have to fight so hard to get a public inquiry.
She gave evidence at Westminster earlier to a committee looking into the rules surrounding the setting-up of inquiries. Julie Bailey lost her mother, Bella, in the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal and went on to set-up the campaign group, Cure the NHS.
Special administrators at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust have been granted 40 more days to decide on future funding arrangements for health services in the area.
A report published in July found the trust to be clinically and financially unsustainable.
A rogue dentist who fleeced the NHS of almost £1.4million "brought the profession into disrepute", the General Dental Council has ruled.
In making the decision to strike off Joyce Trail, the council's Professional Conduct Committee said her actions could never be put right.
– General Dental Council's Professional Conduct Committee
The gravity of Ms Trail’s convictions offended fundamental standards of behaviour expected of a member of the dental profession.
Her convictions go to her character and her actions are incapable of remedy.
She has brought the profession into disrepute and remains subject to the lengthy custodial sentences imposed upon her by the court.
Unless she appeals the decision, Trail's name will be struck off the register in 33 days’ time.
Scam artist Joyce Trail is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence after being found guilty of fraud - and she has now been struck off the register by the General Dental Council.
The GDC's Professional Conduct Committee heard that between April 2006 and March 2009, she submitted a staggering 7,141 fraudulent claims for payment to the NHS.
- Pain treatment for patients she had not treated
- Fitting dentures to people who did not need them
- Fitting dentures to people who were not entitled to have their treatment paid for by the NHS
- Provision of dentures to people who, it turned out, were dead
In total, £1,376,423 was paid to Trail that she was not entitled to.
A dentist who was jailed for seven years after scamming the NHS out of almost £1.4million has been struck off the medical register by the General Dental Council (GDC).
Joyce Trail, of Park Drive, Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield, was convicted of conspiracy to defraud in July following a five-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court last year.
The GDC has now ruled she "brought the profession into disrepute" and decided to revoke her licence to practice.
She now has 33 days to appeal the decision.
A hospital has apologised to the family of a woman who was diagnosed with pneumonia but who actually had terminal cancer.
Her family says as well as getting her condition wrong, she was denied basic care and wasn't allowed to die with dignity.
The NHS has offered a "heartfelt and sincere" apology to the family of Sandra Aston, following her death in April last year.
Chief nursing officer, Helen Blanchard, has spoken of the apology sent to Mrs Aston's daughter, Tracey Holmes.
We would like to repeat our offer of a sincere apology to Mrs Holmes.
We accept that aspects of the care that her mother received were unsatisfactory, and we are deeply sorry for her family's experience.
We have been in regular contact with Mrs Holmes over the last year to talk about how we have learned from her experience.
– Helen Blanchard, Chief nursing officer at Worcestershire Hospitals NHS Trust
We were very grateful when Mrs Holmes attended a board meeting to allow senior staff to listen to her story and we have taken action to improve care.
I have written to Mrs Holmes recently to try and maintain communications, and would be happy to meet with the family again to address their needs.
Sandra Aston died hours after this video was taken, on 25 April 2012.
Her daughter, Tracey Holmes, claims the hospital neglected her, and left her to die.
The NHS have given the family a formal apology.