Number of Patients Treated in A&E Increases Every Year under David Cameron

Number of Patients Treated in A&E Increases Every Year under David CameronOn Friday, Mr.  Hunt gave information regarding a latest agreement with GPs.  The new agreement is to come in effect from next April.  He said also that the 2004 contract had forced on our A&E departments, and that it "broke the personal link between GP and patient .  [and] took away their responsibility for out-of-hours care".

Refer to research published early last week by Monitor, the health services regulator in England, Andrew Gwynne, a Labor health spokesman, pointed out that out of 238 medical walk-in centers all over the country, 53 have been  closed since the last general election.

There have been 2.9 million additional visitors to the centers since the year 2004.  The increase of 494,450 a year is observed from the year 2004 to 2010 and 197,654 a year since then.

The number of patients treated in A&E is being increased by 211,000 per year under David Cameron.  There was an increase of more than 70,000 patients every year attending hospital A&E units from 2004 to 2010.

The Government abandoned the NHS Direct telephone helpline and its teams of experts and messed up the introduction of its substitute 111 helpline which has activated a wave of disputes.

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