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theguardian - 12 days ago

As NHS delays increase, we must not accept this crumbling system as the new norm | Zara Aziz

It’s taking longer to see a GP due to the fallout from rushed hospital discharges. All services must be properly funded and staffedA E figures have made headline news, reportedly treating the smallest number of patients within four hours (68.6%), their lowest since the 95% target was set in 2004. Due to delays in seeing and admitting patients through A E, ambulance services are facing significant pressures. In the last year 21,663 patients were forced to wait for at least an hour with crews, the highest number ever recorded by the NHS. And once admitted, 2,347 people waited for 12 hours or more on a trolley. Continue reading...

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