Number of patients with long waits on trolleys soaring by over 6,000%

By Paul Dinsdale | 29 June 2017

There has been a rise of more than 6,000% in the number of patients waiting 12 hours on trolleys as hospital overcrowding reaches a record high, NHS figures show. 

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) said the situation had become ‘exceptionally worrying’ and has called on the next government to draw up immediate plans to deal with the crisis. 

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