Health secretary Matt Hancock said it could be another tough winter for NHS hospitals in the East of England.
In an interview marking his first 100 days as Health Secretary, Hancock told ITV News Anglia that regional emergency departments would struggle to meet their targets.
The Government expects 95% of patients to be treated within four hours in A&E.
However, Mr Hancock doesn't expect them to the reach this goal.
Mr Hancock said he was committed to the NHS. He credits the service for saving his sister's life when she was injured in a riding accident.
He insisted that winter pressures on national NHS services will be tackled.
Many health professionals are desperate to see the changes that Hancock described.
Mr Hancock spoke about improving mental health services, with the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is in special measures.
He also said Addenbrooke's, West Suffolk and surrounding GP surgeries have improved their digital communication. He claims that some of the world's most advanced technology is being developed in this region.