Shropshire A&E targets are ‘nowhere near’ as it is revealed waiting times are second worst in country –

Figures have revealed that 73.3 per cent of patients were treated or admitted within four hours at Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for that month.

Last month Shropshire’s ambulance crews, paramedics and emergency staff experienced the second busiest day of the year.

Nationally more than three million patients who visited UK Aamp;Es waited more than four hours in the past 12 months – up 120 per cent since 2012-13.

Sara Biffen, interim chief operating officer for the trust, said Aamp;E departments at both the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and at Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital were “under a great deal of pressure”.

Bosses at SATH have said their top priority is to ensure patients are treated “safely and appropriately”.

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