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BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6902 (Published 19 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6902

Emergency departments get extra £300m to relieve pressure: The UK government has released an extra £300m (€380m; $470m) to help fund hospital emergency departments in England on top of the £400m it announced in the summer. The money will be used to boost staff numbers, especially at the weekends. Emergency departments are supposed to see 95% of patients within four hours, but performance dipped below 94% in recent weeks.

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