Sharp rise in ‘trolley waits’ for hospital beds in England

More than one in 10 patients in England face long delays for a hospital bed after emergency admission. | Story via BBCThe Guardian

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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.

Read more via The Guardian

Additional link: BBC News: Hospital ‘trolley waits’ show sharp rise

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