From BBC Health but, note, not BBC England:
Anne Whitfield-Ray said that despite her experience she cannot fault NHS staff: “They are doing the best they can.”
Lying on a trolley in a hospital corridor in pain from a broken hip, Anne Whitfield-Ray could not believe she was in the care of the NHS.
“It was absolute chaos – like something out of a third world country,” said the 77-year-old from Worcestershire.
“The staff were rushed off their feet, paint was peeling off the walls and patients were being squeezed in everywhere they could – in makeshift bays, in corridors and side rooms. It was horrific.”
Anne spent 15 hours in that position until a bed could be found for her.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63890726
Wow! Steve Barclay will be getting it down below, so to speak!
Eh, nope, he’s not mentioned.
Dr Adrian Boyle, of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and Dr Vin Diwakar of NHS England don’t mention Steve either. Sir Keir Starmer doesn’t appear either. How does Steve do it?
Humza needs to ask him how you stop media obsessing on you. Do they? Well, in Scotland’s A&E waiting times worst on record on 20 September, only three lines in:
Scottish Tory health spokesman Dr Sandesh Gulhane said the figures showed the “crisis in A&E is not merely continuing, but deepening”.
The Scottish government target is that 95% of patients attending A&E are seen and subsequently admitted or discharged within four hours.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-62969233
The Scottish Health Secretary has to defend the situation four times, even though health boards have day-to-day responsibility, like trusts in England.
And to finish off, this:
Dr Gulhane, Scottish Tory health spokesman, said the figures were extremely alarming for patients and staff because excess delays lead to avoidable deaths.
“It’s especially concerning that these worst-ever stats come well ahead of the traditional winter peak demand in A&E,” he said.
“The health secretary can’t ignore these dire stats. He must come up with an alternative strategy to tackle this crisis in Scotland’s NHS, as his flimsy Covid Recovery Plan clearly isn’t working.”
Scottish Labour health spokeswoman Jackie Baillie said the “ridiculous” lengths of waits for emergency care would cost lives.
“If we are to avoid a full-blown humanitarian crisis this winter then the government must act now,” she said.
Scottish Lib Dem leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said emergency care was “overwhelmed” and staff were at their “wits’ end”, adding that the Scottish government’s NHS recovery plan had “failed”.
Naked and cynical politicising of health issues to undermine the SNP Government and to serve the opposition parties, utterly absent from BBC England, Wales or N Ireland coverage – frankly disgusting.