NHS Leaders say A&E is on a “Cliff Edge”
A&E has been described by NHS leaders as being on a “cliff edge” ahead of a new enquiry into the state of England’s emergency care.
NHS Confederation chief executive Mike Farrar has warned that with increasing pressures on the service he believes the workload could become “simply impossible” to handle.
The Independent has reported that West Midlands A&E Chiefs say that they can no longer guarantee patient safety.
The newspaper had access to a letter sent to the regional NHS managers which also stated that the emergency care managers were finding themselves in a position where the delivery of unsafe care was occurring on “too frequent a basis”.
NHS England is undertaking a review of the problems whilst the Care Quality Commission has previously said that it feels that the increase in demand for A&E is unsustainable.
Due to attendances rising by 50% over ten years numerous A&E Departments around the country have been missing their target waiting time of four hours. To try and combat this waiting areas were created in car parks and storage rooms.
This has been called the most challenging period for the NHS for the last ten years.
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