Daybreak's Health Editor Dr Hilary Jones has said that the care system can no longer cope with an ageing population and that elderly patients are being treated with less respect and dignity than they deserve.
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At times a little fair weather cloud may bubble up - and there will be a fairly brisk southeasterly breeze - but it will still feel hot.
Analysis of data from hospitals in England showed patients were waiting longer for ambulances, treatment and admission.