Festive waitings times at A&E revealed

FOI uncovers emergency unit information

Three hours and twenty five minutes was the average waiting time at A&E for patients over the festive period. 

Data revealed via a freedom of information request shows that between December 20 and January 2, roughly 76 people a day attended the emergency department.

Health officials say on Boxing day the waiting time jumped up 23% per cent , to four hours and twelve minutes, with 89 people calling in. 

On Christmas Day however, fifty people attended A&E.

You can view the figures online via government freedom on information web page. 

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