Posts Tagged ‘A&E’

Stafford hospital closes emergency department services to under 18s

The Emergency Department at County Hospital in Stafford has announced today that it will not be treating under-18s due to a lack of qualified staff. Any...

Workforce crisis in A&E departments pushes emergency services to the brink

Emergency departments are in crisis as the supply of doctors fails to keep pace with demand for them, a royal college has warned. The Royal College of E...

NHS England stats: “we see a worrying picture of the extreme pressure hospitals are under”

The number of patients suffering delayed discharge from hospital has hit record levels, according to the latest figures from NHS England. The figures hi...

“EM Cinderella is not going to the ball, she is resigning and seeking work elsewhere”

Latest government figures – in the NHS England Combined Performance Summary – show lengthening waits for urgent and emergency care. Here’s the key...

College outlines worsening winter pressure on A&Es and the solutions

Patient demand, lack of hospital capacity and poor patient flow are to blame for deteriorating performance in Emergency Departments, a report concludes. ...

Downgrading of A&E symptomatic of services under massive pressure

A staffing crisis has resulted in an Emergency Department in Chorley being downgraded over the next week highlighting the mounting pressures hospitals are ...

A&E now ‘overwhelmed’ says royal college presidents and calls for more staff

Casualty departments are on the brink of collapse and hundreds of doctors should be drafted from other duties to avert an immediate crisis. Dr Cliff Man...

Beyond Keogh: How Emergency Departments need to change in the future

Extracts from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine President’s speech to the King’s Fund, 22 September:  The Keogh Review has worked to create n...

Educating Media: Essential facts regarding the Emergency Department

Last winter saw unprecedented pressures on A&E departments. Media interest was considerable and many people and organisations were asked to account ...

College welcomes retention of 4-hour wait target

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine welcomes the announcement that the statutory reporting of the 4 hour standard relating to A&E departments is to...

Four-hour waiting target missed every winter week

The NHS has missed its target of 95% of patients waiting four hours or less at A&E departments in England every week of the winter, meaning it will fai...