EmergencyNews on emergency services
An increase in the number of private ambulances arriving at Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust’s accident and emergency department has led to “operational difficulties”, the trust has disclosed.
A Care Quality Commission inspection report on the emergency department at Medway Maritime Hospital concluded it was “effectively in a crisis situation”.
Specialist emergency care doctors should be paid more to work in struggling hospitals, MPs have suggested.
The NHS in Scotland is coping “much better” with winter pressures than it did last year, Scottish health secretary Alex Neil said.
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A shortage of defibrillators - which shock the heart - and a lack of public awareness could be costing thousands of lives every year, research suggests.
About 2,500 lives a year are being lost due to a “postcode lottery” in how ambulances respond to heart attack patients, a former service boss has claimed.
There are more under-16s in A&E than over-65s
Ambulance response times to 999 calls for patients with life threatening conditions have got worse over the last two years, official figures show.
The number of very elderly people needing to go to hospital by ambulance has risen 81 per cent since 2009-10, according to new figures.
NHS England is looking to develop accident and emergency standards that are “far more meaningful” than the current target of treating, admitting or discharging 95 per cent of patients within four hours, it has been disclosed.
Attendances to accident and emergency departments have fallen over the course of the past year, according to NHS England data.
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University Hospitals of Leicester Trust plans to borrow up to £36m to fund the expansion of Leicester Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department.
More patients should be treated in the back of ambulances rather than taken to hospital, MPs have heard.
A new campaign to increase awareness of the pharmacy service aims to take pressure off GPs and A&E departments.
The cost of paying temporary doctors to work at accident and emergency units in England increased by 60 per cent in three years as hospitals struggle to find permanent staff.
Eight patients at King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust were left to wait on a trolley for over 12 hours over the Christmas period, according to NHS England data.
Accident and emergency departments together managed to meet the four hour waiting time target between October and December, according to NHS England data.
A small group of NHS patients are adding to pressures on accident and emergency departments by going to casualty dozens of times a year, according to an investigation by the BBC.
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