"I think we all expect to wait at A&E but these statistics show that members of the public are at risk of not being provided with the necessary treatment in an acceptable time frame. A delay in treatment can lead to complications and serious injury"
The NHS in England is performing at its worst-ever recorded level against targets for A&E, cancer and trolley waits, figures show. Figures for December reveal just 86.2% of A&E patients were seen within four hours, the worst figure on record. The target for hospitals is 95% - a figure emergency departments have now not met since July 2015. Dr Chris Moulton, vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, told Sky News he thinks the A&E figures for January will be "even worse".