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VIDEO: Nine out of ten NHS Trusts fail A&E targets

New figures released today show only one NHS Trust in our region was meeting the Government's own target of seeing 95% of A&E patients in four hours over the New Year Period.

Hospitals in Newcastle have even asked for staff from other departments to volunteer to work in A&E.

Meanwhile, doctors have warned this year's flu vaccine might not protect against all strains, after a mutation of the illness. They said this could be contributing to to some of the extra accident and emergency admissions.

You can watch our Health Correspondent Frances Read's report below.

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