Posts Tagged ‘A&E’

“We need an A&E transformation fund and much improved funding of social care”

Richard Humphries, Assistant Director of Policy at The King’s Fund We welcome the Health Select Committee’s report which highlights the increasing p...

A&E will be in permanent winter until shortfall in social care addressed

The Government urgently needs to address the underfunding of adult social care to relieve pressure on A&E departments, says a Health Committee report. ...

A&E could collapse this winter as attendance figures continue to rise

One in 10 patients are now waiting for over four hours in A&E during June, July and August in English hospitals. Government figures reveal that A&am...

“Action must be taken to address demand and relieve pressure on A&Es”

Attendances are up again on the previous year and it is evident that the system is in crisis - the pressures departments usually experience in winter are n...

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...