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A&E waiting times improve, but still fail to hit targets

Accident and emergency waiting times have hit their lowest point in almost eight months - but still failed to meet the target of 95 per cent of patients seen within four hours, the latest figures show.

A&E waiting times improved slightly Credit: PA

Last week, 94.2 per cent of patients were seen within the target time, up from 93.4 per cent the week before and the best performance since September.

The figures, from NHS England, also show the number of A&E visits dropped slightly, down from 444,400 to 440,700.

There were only four patients who had to wait more than 12 hours between the decision to admit and admission, down from 13 the previous week.

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