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Accident and Emergency departments fail to meet targets in England

Accident and emergency departments in England saw 86.7% of patients within four hours in the week ending January 4, failing to meet the 95% target, NHS England said.

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Labour: NHS has 'worst week in living memory'

Responding to the publication of accident and emergency figures from NHS England today that show a failure to meet four-hour waiting targets last week, Labour described it as the "worst in living memory" for the NHS.

These figures show the Tory A&E crisis is intensifying and putting thousands of patients at risk.

Last week was the worst week the NHS has experienced in living memory.

Over 16,000 people had to wait on trolleys in corridors - a staggering 29 per cent increase on the previous worst two weeks earlier.

David Cameron's failure to produce a plan to deal with this cannot carry on. Their complacency is exposing far too many vulnerable people to too much risk.

– Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary

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