Figures released by NHS England show waiting times in Accident and Emergency Departments across the country are under more pressure than ever.
The health service aims to see 95% of emergency patients within four hours. But, last month, none of the A & E departments in the ITV News Meridian region met that figure.
Attendances – more than 4 hours from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge:
- Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust N/A
- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust 78.8%
- Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust 69.7%
- Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 92.8%
- Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust N/A
- Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust 84.3%
- Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 72.4%
- Isle of Wight NHS Trust 79.2%
- Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 78.2%
- Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 82.6%
- Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 62.8%
- Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust N/A
- Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust 79.4%
- Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 91.3%
- Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust 87.6%
- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust 91.5%
- Royal Bournemouth Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust 81.3%
- University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 77.6%
- Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 83.4%
This year's particularly bitter winter has seen the health service face considerable pressure. Professor Martin Marshall from the Royal College of General Practitioners (GPs) explains why the health service is particularly stretched at this time of year.