Top tips for ensuring emergency departments are safe when demand rises
Nick Evans Freelance health writer
The Care Quality Commission has published recommendations on maintaining safe, high-quality services despite additional pressures
Last winter was probably the toughest for a generation in emergency departments (EDs). Waiting times reached their worst levels since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004 and reports emerged of patients being treated in corridors and ambulances queuing outside EDs.
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