Patients Suffering as Direct Result of NHS Wait-Time Failures
February 9, 2018
(The Guardian) – Patients are suffering as a direct result of the NHS’s inability to meet key waiting-time targets, doctors have warned. Doctors’ leaders spoke out after figures showed that the NHS in England recorded its worst ever performance last month, including against the politically important four-hour A&E treatment target. Just 77.1% of patients who sought help at a hospital-based A&E unit were treated and admitted, discharged or transferred within four hours – a record low against the duty to deal with 95% of cases within that time.