So A&E waiting times are ever present in the news recently. The above example giving figures of patients waiting up to 8 hours to be transferred off an ambulance trolley into an A&E space. This means a paramedic is required to stay with that patient before they can be formally handed over.
We haven't even entered winter pressures yet, but we're already seeing winter record A&E demand. It's a system struggling to cope and is at the brink of genuine collapse.
I would be interested to hear people's thoughts as to what is causing this, and what the potential solutions are.
Is this true?