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. Figures show 473,453 patients waited more than four hours for a hospital bed – a fivefold increase since 2010-11.
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.
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