Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter – Wiltshire Times

The govt must find at least £4bn more for the #NHS next year in the #AutumnBudget to stop patient care deteriorating

“This money might not be best spent in hospitals. Another way to increase hospital capacity is to reduce the number of delayed transfers of care, where people are medically fit to leave hospital but can’t due to delays arranging packages to support their return home.

The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours of arriving in emergency departments.

The charity said that hospitals are now struggling to meet this target all year round, not just in winter when pressures are traditionally worse.

— Department of Health (@DHgovuk) September 8, 2017

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