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A&E bailout 'must be money well spent' - Lib Dem MP

Struggling A&E units in England are to be given a £500m bailout over the next two years to ensure waiting times are kept under control.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the funds would be targeted at areas under most pressure after the NHS missed its waiting time target in the winter.

The £500m will come from Department of Health efficiency savings.

Andrew George, a Liberal Democrat MP on the health select committee, says he thinks it will be money well spent - provided it is used in areas of real need.

  • 08 Aug 2013