A&E Waiting Times

A lot of people think that the four waiting time targets for A&E are all about how long it takes to be seen.

They’re not!

The four hour target is about how long it takes until you’re admitted to a ward, transferred to another hospital or discharged. An entirely different thing.

I’d like to see figures on how quickly people are first assessed (i.e. triaged) when they arrive at an A&E department.