The number of patients waiting four or more hours at A&E has risen more than 300% at some hospitals | BBC News
In total, 2.2 million patients were not seen within the target time in 2015-16 – more than double the one million figure in 2013-2014.
The Royal College for Emergency Medicine (RCEM) says there is a “large and systemic problem” caused by a lack of hospital beds.
NHS England said hospitals were under pressure but continuing to cope. Across England in 2015-2016, 85% of patients were seen within four hours.
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