1. ITV Report

Rise in people facing long A&E waiting times

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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.

The latest figures come from NHS England Credit: PA

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%

"We know the NHS is extremely busy, which is why it was given top priority in the recent Budget with an extra £2.8bn allocated over the next two years – and despite the extra pressure that comes with winter, including rising flu levels, hardworking staff treated 55,328 people within four hours every single day in December - 1,272 more each day than in the same month the previous year.

– Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson
The Government has provided the NHS with an extra £437million of funding this winter alone.
How many people were treated within 4 hours each day in December 2017