Wales’s health minister has said he is “concerned” about the time it is taking ambulances to hand over patients to A&E departments.
The four-hour A&E waiting time target could be scrapped after the NHS in England recorded its worst figure on record, the Health Secretary has hinted.
Increasing numbers of patients are waiting more than four hours to be seen at A&E departments, which also saw a record number of attendances and ambulance callouts in December.
The NHS experienced its busiest month on record in December with an unprecedented number of A&E attendances and ambulance call-outs.
More people than ever are on the waiting list for NHS treatment and not a single A&E department hit the four-hour target for seeing patients, new figures have shown.
The main hospital in the Outer Hebrides has issued a warning over non-emergency visits.
Labour has accused the Tories of being “staggeringly out of touch” after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the NHS was in many ways performing better than ever.
The NHS is experiencing its worst ever performance in A&E, and thousands of people face rising waits for operations and cancer treatment, according to the last set of monthly health data before the General Election.
David Knight: Some older men buy Harley Davidsons, I went for slim-fit pyjamas – and still ended up in A&E
I was feeling sorry for myself while nursing a suspected broken finger in casualty.
With one in 10 visitors to accident and emergency waiting longer than four hours to be seen and nearly one in three of us waiting longer than three months for an appointment with a specialist, what can you do if you have the misfortune to find yourself waiting interminably for treatment?
An innovative project at a Moray hospital has helped to improve the effectiveness of the accident and emergency department by cutting down on unnecessary admissions and saving more than £1.7million.
The number of patients waiting for emergency care in the north-east is at a four year high - and has soared by almost 40% since 2015.
The number of people heading to A&E has more than trebled due to slips and falls due to the recent cold snap.
Health chiefs have urged the public to stay away from north-east casualty departments over the festive season - unless they have a genuine medical crisis.