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A&E bailout 'short-term measure'

8 August 2013 Last updated at 09:39 BST

David Cameron has said that a £500m bailout to struggling A&E units is a "short term measure" to deal with the scale of problems in A&E.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, the prime minister rejected the idea that giving money to help cut delays at casualty wards where there have previously been problems risked rewarding failure.