PM's spokesman: Statistics back A&E performance

David Cameron's official spokesman has defended the performance of A&Es after Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt briefed ministers at the weekly Cabinet meeting.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt with David Cameron. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

The Prime Minister's spokesman said: "The most recent statistics (show that) over the last three weeks, A&E performance has actually exceeded the 95% standards for people admitted or discharged within four hours.

"There are also 1 million more people visiting A&E than three years ago."