Improvement in waiting time figures

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Published: Friday 23rd January 2015 by The News Editor

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Waiting times in accident and emergency departments of NHS hospitals in England improved for the second week in succession, but still failed to meet the target of 95% of patients seen within four hours.

Statistics released by NHS England showed that 92.4% of patients were admitted, transferred or discharged within the four-hour limit in the week ending January 18. Some 8,900 patients waited more than four hours for admission, which NHS England said was “significantly down” from the 12,000 recorded in the previous week.

NHS England’s national director of commissioning operations, Dame Barbara Hakin, described the figures as “encouraging” but said frontline health services continue to face “huge pressures”.

Published: Friday 23rd January 2015 by The News Editor

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