Only 83.6% of patients arriving at A&E in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire were treated or admitted within four hours in November 2019, according to damning figures published by NHS England.
Nationally, the 95% waiting target hasn’t been met since July 2015. Only 81.4% of patients arriving at A&E across England were treated or admitted in four hours in November, the worst-ever performance since a target was introduced in 2004.
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Bristol West, James Cox, said:
“It is shameful that patients in Bristol are being abandoned, be it waiting for hours for treatment in A&E or for months in pain for routine operations.
“These figures reveal the Conservatives’ dismal record on the NHS. For the past four years the Tories have utterly failed to invest properly in our health service, leaving local hospitals underfunded, overstretched and understaffed.
“Their extreme Brexit would make a dismal situation worse by driving away the EU nurses the NHS desperately needs.