NHS crisis: A&E waits spiral to worst ever level AGAIN

NHS crisis: A&E waits spiral to worst ever level AGAIN as cancer treatment targets are missed for 37th month running, damning statistics show

By Sam Blanchard Health Reporter For Mailonline

Published: 11:20 GMT, 14 March 2019 | Updated: 11:28 GMT, 14 March 2019

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A&E waiting times have hit a new all-time low as the NHS today posted its worst ever figures for the second month in a row.

Only 84.2 per cent of patients were seen within the NHS's four-hour waiting limit in February – a further drop from the lowest ever 84.4 per cent in January.

The falling figure comes in the same week as the health service announced plans it could use to replace the four-hour benchmark it has failed to meet since 2015. 

Other damning statistics today showed the waiting list for treatment has risen to 4.16million people and more than one in six

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