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Ambulances 'queuing for hours' at A&E departments

About 300,000 ambulances were left queuing outside hospitals in England last year with patients waiting to be seen in A&E, according to data obtained by Labour under the Freedom of Information Act.

The longest recorded delay was more than eight hours, despite the 15-minute nationally agreed standard.

The Department of Health said long waits were "unacceptable" but numbers had fallen over the past year.

Adam Brimelow reports.

  • 10 Aug 2014
  • From the section Health
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