9 Jan 2020

NHS publishes worst figures ever despite mild winter

Health and Social Care Editor

Despite a relatively mild winter the NHS in England has just published its worst figures ever, with one in five A&E patients waiting over four hours.

The President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine said the NHS is struggling to escape a “spiral of decline”.

Our health and social care correspondent Victoria Macdonald spent the day at Royal Surrey County Hospital where doctors say there are more sicker patients than ever.