DAUK are looking to gain signatures on our letter to the RCEM after their recent statement on ACPs. We wish to gain more clarity as some of our members told…
Patients have had to sleep overnight in the Emergency Department of one the NHS’s biggest hospitals because it is overwhelmed by the number of people needing care. In recent weeks DAUK has highlighted how hospitals are struggling to cope this winter including at The Royal Cornwall hospital.
Figures released by NHS England show just 70.6% of people arriving at A&Es run by County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust in December waited less than four hours. Dr Rinesh Parmar, Chair of The Doctors’ Association UK spoke to The Chronicle.
NHS England figures release today show that A&E performance is at record low in England. In December, just 79.8% of patients were seen in the Emergency Department within 4 hours, down from 81.4% the month before. This comes following revelations last month that for the first time every major A&E department had failed to hit it’s four hour waiting target in England.