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Accident and Emergency Crisis

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 30 May 2013

Endless waits, queuing ambulances, waiting rooms like 'war zones' . Accident and Emergency departments in England are still reeling from what hospital bosses have called the 'worst winter anyone can remember'. Why did it happen, and is A&E on the verge of collapse?
Simon Cox looks into the issues at two hospitals in London and Birmingham, one that has had lots of investment, the other financially troubled. Both have failed to hit their government targets for A&E waiting times.
The Report looks at what these hospitals say about the causes of the current problems in A&E and what the solutions might be.

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