Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted to ITV News that more staff on A&E wards was needed to deal with the increased numbers of people attending.
His comments come amidst warnings from the College of Emergency Medicine that departments were on the verge of collapse due to understaffing and 'unsustainable workloads'.
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From the Queen leaving Buckingham Palace to the knocking of Black Rod and, most importantly, the Queen's Speech.
The pomp and ceremony of the Queen's Speech is always fun, writes Alastair Stewart - but behind it was a radical agenda for the coming years