BBC News recently released its analysis of published Accident & Emergency waiting times. Whilst NHS England has said that plans are being implemented to support struggling trusts, A&E waiting times have deteriorated so much this winter that over 50% of patients had to wait more than four hours at some hospitals in England.
Delays have been seen across the emergency care system, with ambulance services and A&Es struggling. However, according to the analysis by the BBC, the impact of those delays has been unevenly felt across the country. For example, the chance of waiting more than four hours at A&E in the ten worst-performing trusts was at least five times greater than at the best A&Es.
Accident and Emergency Claims
As highlighted by the publication of these figures, it is common to experience a delay in your appointment, surgery or treatment due to the current climate. Despite this, you should not experience a delay so severe that it seriously affects your health.
In cases where your healthcare issue is time sensitive, you should promptly inform your NHS service provider.
We understand that, in some cases, patients wait for excessive periods of time. If this has happened to you, and you have suffered as a result, you may have a claim for. Furthermore, if you believe you may have a claim concerning the death of a loved one, contact our medical negligence team for a no-obligation enquiry.
At Bridge McFarland LLP, our specialist medical negligence solicitors have assisted and continue to assist people concerning medical negligence claims surrounding failures of care and treatment received under the NHS and private healthcare sector.
To speak to our team, please call 0800 987 8800 or email email@example.com.