Tag: A&E

    A&E units closed to ambulances 478 times in just three months this winter

    A&E units closed to ambulances 478 times in just three months this winter

    The number of times hospital A&E units in England have had to close their doors to ambulances has almost doubled this winter compared with the previous three, new research from the Nuffield Trust health think-tank reveals today.  The authors say that the extra time paramedics are having to spend on the road as a result […]

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    Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

    Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

    Due to a lack of appropriate support in the community, unpaid carers are reluctantly taking their loved ones to A&E, according to new research published today by Carers UK [1]. The charity’s report comes as the NHS prepares for its annual challenge of increased A&E visits and hospital admissions during the winter months.   Carers identified […]

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