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A&E in crisis at Southport Hospital


A&E waiting times for Southport Hospital show that last week 62.7% of patients were seen within 4 hours. The Government target is 95%. Labour's parliamentary candidate for Southport Liz Savage (pictured above with South Ribble candidate Veronica Bennett) commented:

"Residents are having to face longer waiting times in Southport hospital due to David Cameron's re-organisation of the NHS and his cuts to social services.  If the correct "home care" is not in place then A&E has to deal with more re-admissions and beds get blocked at the other end of the system.  What we are seeing is a return to where we were in the early 90's when patients were left in corridors on beds, however now they are often left in an ambulance until they can be handed over to A&E.  As a result ambulances are not able to get to those who most need them. "

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