……and the number of patients not treated in A&E within four hours is one of the highest ever.
NHS hospital patients in England waiting more than 18 weeks to begin treatment have risen to their highest levels in almost seven years,
Nine out of ten hospitals with major ‘type 1’ A&E departments (as opposed to single specialty units, walk-in centres and minor injuries units – see box, right, for details) breached the standard.
Dementia sufferer Albert Hooley, a 92-year-old Second World War veteran, was among those left waiting on a trolley as A&E workers battled to deal with the huge influx.
He pointed out that Britain now had more than one million workers from the Eastern European countries who joined the EU in 2004, plus nearly a million from Western EU nations and a quarter of a million more from Romania and Bulgaria.
Strange, is it not, that even with all the moaning and whining about massive queues, and the shortfall in NHS funding; we do not see one simple correlation between the first three headlines, and the last! Ignoring, as we should, the massive numbers of Muslims coming over to join their ‘families’. Ignoring, because to include those numbers of Muslims would be seen indeed as ‘Wayciiist! Strange, indeed!