Thursday, 8 December 2016

Sharp rise in 'trolley waits' for hospital beds in England

Sharp rise in 'trolley waits' for hospital beds in England Figures show 473,453 patients waited more than four hours for a hospital bed - a fivefold increase since 2010-11

There has been a sharp rise in “trolley waits” – the length of time people wait for a hospital bed in England after being admitted in an emergency, figures show.

Data analysed by the BBC shows 473,453 patients waited more than four hours between October 2015 and September 2016 – almost a fivefold increase since 2010-11. Continue reading... The Guardian

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