Tackling waiting times in Leicester's A&E departments

Leicester Royal Infirmary Credit: ITV News Central

There'll be extra staff in Leicester's Accident and Emergency departments this weekend and next in an attempt to speed up waiting times and discharge more patients.

Normally half as many people are discharged at weekends compared to in the week.

If more beds are freed up, people can be admitted more quickly.

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'Super weekend' tackling A&E bottlenecks in Leicester

Hospitals in Leicester will be trying to bring down waiting times in Accident and Emergency departments this weekend by having more staff on duty and increasing the number of people discharged.