A&E wards to be given extra £500m in bid to avert crisis

A&E wards to be given extra £500m in bid to avert crisis
 

David Cameron said that the pressure on A&E units has been caused by an extra one million people visiting them compared with three years ago. Photograph: Justin Kase/Alamy Hospitals will get an extra £500m to help struggling A&E wards as David Cameron admitted there could be "excessive waits" without a bailout this winter.
The prime minister will on Thursday announce the extra money to be spent over the next two years after warnings that some emergency wards are on the brink of collapse.
Hospitals have been battling to cope with emergency patients this spring, with senior... read more

 
8 August 2013 in Health, Views: 24
Source: Guardian
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