Emergency services

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Two North East ambulance service directors quit amid damning report
Dr Mathew Beattie and Sarah Rushbrooke had both been working out six-month notice periods

Helen Pidd North of England editor

02, Feb, 2023 @5:35 PM

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Elderly people waited nearly twice as long in A&E in England as in 2021
Exclusive: rise in typical delays from nine hours to 16 hours to get care or a bed puts over 80s at greater risk of dying, say doctors

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

31, Jan, 2023 @5:49 PM

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Hospitals in England cancel 88,000 appointments in seven weeks due to strikes
NHS leaders warn disruption to patients could become even worse as healthcare staff plan further strikes

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

31, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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‘Risk of future deaths’: coroner issues rare warning to health secretary over hospitals crisis
Inquest into case of a 61-year-old Norfolk woman left in an ambulance queue triggers challenge to Steve Barclay

Shanti Das

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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In ambulances wait times in England caused record severe harm exposure
Data for December shows record numbers of people at harm from waiting outside A&E and missed 999 calls by ambulance crews

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

25, Jan, 2023 @9:19 PM

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‘It was terrifying’: GP tells of dash to A&E amid ambulance delays
Yorkshire doctor faced choice of ‘stay and play’ or ‘scoop and run’ with patient on brink of cardiac arrest

As told to Denis Campbell

24, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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350,000 patients in England waited over 12 hours to go from A&E to NHS bed last year
Lib Dem analysis shows total was at record high in 2022, and compares with 1,306 people in 2015

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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NHS strikes escalate with same-day action by nurses and ambulance staff
First joint strike action on 6 February set to seriously affect hospitals and services in England and Wales

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

18, Jan, 2023 @7:44 PM

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Keir Starmer asks Sunak to apologise for ‘lethal chaos’ in ambulance service
Labour leader uses PMQs to focus on waiting times and real-life example of woman who died in Plymouth

Peter Walker Political correspondent

18, Jan, 2023 @1:17 PM

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UK ambulance workers accuse government of demonising them
In letter to Rishi Sunak, GMB union members say they feel ‘utterly betrayed’ by attempts to portray them as ‘uncaring about safety’

Kiran Stacey, Political correspondent, and agency

14, Jan, 2023 @2:34 PM

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Ben Jennings on the huge pressures the NHS is under – cartoon
Health service workers report running accident and emergency services out of hospital corridors they are so short of beds

Ben Jennings

12, Jan, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Fewer people call for ambulances on service’s biggest strike so far
Safety not thought to be affected despite up to 25,000 workers joining picket lines across England and Wales

Rachel Hall

11, Jan, 2023 @5:53 PM

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