More than 500 patients spent more than eight hours in A&E in the first full week of February – with 139 patients there for 12 hours or more.
Hospital accident and emergency departments kept more than 100 patients waiting for more than 12 hours in one week, new figures have revealed.
Performance at accident and emergency departments in Scotland has hit its lowest monthly level since the Beast from the East, according to new figures.
Scrapping the four-hour A&E target would have a “near-catastrophic impact” on patient safety, doctors have warned as nursing leaders said it was not right to “tinker” with it.
Excessive waits in emergency departments in Northern Ireland have decreased this winter despite more people attending for treatment, figures indicate.
Unprecedented winter demand at Tayside's A&E departments is to blame for "horrendous" new figures showing a huge increase in the number of patients left waiting on trolley beds.
More than 12,000 ambulance patients in England waited at least 30 minutes to be transferred to an A&E department last week, the highest weekly total of the winter so far, as health chiefs warned the worst could still be to come.
Health leaders have warned that the NHS is “on course for a very difficult winter”, with one in 10 hospital trusts in England hitting capacity on at least one day last week and not having a single bed to spare.
More than 250 people were forced to wait 12 hours or more to be admitted, transferred or discharged at accident and emergency departments last month, the latest figures show.
It is a fact of life – like rain on holiday or a traffic jam on your way to work – that a trip to A&E usually involves hours of sitting around not knowing what is going on.