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Lib Dems: A&E waiting time figures in Suffolk show Tories' "dismal record" on NHS

November 28, 2019 11:47 PM

a&e doctor graphicOnly 86% of patients arriving at A&E in Suffolk and North East Essex were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to damning figures published today by NHS England.

This is well below the official target of 95% of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.

Nationally, the 95% waiting target hasn't been met since July 2015. Only 83.6% of patients arriving at A&E across England were treated or admitted in four hours in October, the worst-ever performance since a target was introduced in 2004.