Prolonged wintry conditions or another outbreak of norovirus will see A&E departments across the country reach "breaking point", NHS leaders have warned.
The emergency care system has come under intense and increasing pressure in recent years, with over a million more people attending emergency departments compared to 2010.
Labour has accused the Government of leaving A&E departments "on the brink of a serious crisis", a claim apparently supported by a series of separate surveys of leading medics, nurses and voters that suggested patients are at an increasing risk.
More top news
The suspected attack happened in Belfast near a filling station.
Ewan McGregor was joined by co-stars Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle at the world premiere of the Trainspotting sequel.
The team of best friends took on the 'world's toughest rowing race' in memory of one of their brothers.