NHS England records worst A&E waiting times in 15 years

  • Chris Easom
  • November 17, 2019

The NHS has recorded its worst A&E waiting times in England since current targets began in 2004. The latest figures show that 83.6% of patients were seen within 4 hours in October. That compares to 85.2% in September, and 89.1% in October 2018. However, attendances rose to 2,170,510 in October, 4.4% up on the same month last year. There were also 563,079 emergency admissions, a rise of 3.1%. The 95% target in A&E was last met in July 2015.