NHS England said that the numbers of patients stuck in hospital unnecessarily, officially known as delayed transfers of care (DTOCs) because of a lack of community or social care capacity to discharge them were at record lows.
NHS Forth Valley has apologised to patients attending the accident and emergency department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital after they had the longest waits in Scotland between Christmas and new year.
Some 2,016,000 people attended NHS England hospital emergency departments last month, an increase of 3.7 per cent on the same month past year.
More than 16,600 people had to wait more than half an hour in A&E departments, NHS England said, as staff are faced with rising numbers of flu cases and respiratory illness, with 48 flu-related deaths in England so far this winter.
Statistics released today showed that just 85.1% of A&E patients were seen within four hours in December 2017, falling significantly short of the NHS target of 95%, meaning 300,000 patients waited too long for care.
The figures are even worse for what the NHS calls Type 1 A&E departments - a consultant led 24 hour service with full resuscitation facilities and designated accommodation for emergency patients - where just 77.3 per cent of patients were seen within 4 hours, compared to 83 per cent in November 2017 and 79.3 per cent for the same month previous year.
Hockey Canada announces men's Olympic roster Oakbank's Quinton Howden and Morden's Chay Genoway will be playing for the team in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month. But after that, Canada's success will depend on its goaltending trio of Ben Scrivens, Kevin Poulin and Justin Peters.
The 33-year-old man, from California, was walking the Larapinta Trail, west of Alice Springs , with a 40-year-old companion. While police said investigations were continuing, they said there no suspicious circumstances about the man's death.
Mango continued: "If I bought that jumper and put it on him and posted it on my pages, would that make me racist? ". The first apology read "We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top".
The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will take the stage March 25 during his "This House is Not For Sale" tour . This time a year ago , Bon Jovi was prepped to embark on its latest world tour - with no New Jersey dates scheduled.
Given that these are only being offered in Japan, Western fans have no choice but to consider importing these items. Then head down to the comments and let us know if you plan to take part in next week's Monster Hunter: World beta.
Joel Embiid , 76ers: "I'm excited, it's a chance for me to show the crowd my skills, to show the whole world what I can do". Irving is averaging 24.1 points per game with the Celtics who are now top of the Eastern Conference standings.
On her debut solo album, Camila , out January 12, Cabello proves she has the chops to stand alone in the spotlight. She continued, "It became clear that it was not possible to do solo stuff and be in the group at the same time".
Israel disputes that its settlements are illegal and says their future should be determined in peace talks with the Palestinians. About 400,000 Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel for 50 years.
Weighing in at 40g, the bat named Vulcanops JennyWorthyae , is around three times the size of bats now living in New Zealand. The discovery was made by a University of NSW-led worldwide team of scientists, including from New Zealand.
But the most significant change is the switch from the predecessor model 's cab-forward design to a swept-back one. Indeed, judging from the images, the new Forte is yet another departure from the Kia you think you used to know.
This will be great! All month long, IGN First is spotlighting the Films to Watch in 2018 . The organization is responsible for creating several more forcibly spawned symbiotes.
French women's rights activists denounce Deneuve's letter
The letter got a mostly hostile reception on social media, quickly becoming the most tweeted story onTwitter in France. They accused the signatories of deliberately mixing "seduction, based on respect and pleasure, with violence".
Why North Korea is eager to talk to the South
The Kremlin strongman congratulated the North Korean dictator, saying he had won the latest stand-off with the US and South Korea. Putin reiterated that dialogue with North Korea was warranted, and said Kim now wanted to calm the situation.
Eric Clapton Reveals That He Is Going Deaf
Clapton was promoting Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars , a Showtime documentary about his life that will premiere on February 10. But recently, the iconic " Layla " singer revealed some devastating personal news.
Jon Gruden already placing more onus on Derek Carr
The NFL has yet to address the FPA's statement, but Raiders could be in hot water here. "And this time he didn't waver, either". Gruden did note that he has to finish hiring a coaching staff before a plan can be fully implemented.
Trump targets, then backs surveillance program in tweets
The president then issued another tweet in which he appeared to endorse reauthorizing the program despite his complaints. And a key privacy hawk in Congress contends the president is more in line with him than the White House lets on.
Bear attacks Packers fan in southwest Florida
Apparently, this neighborhood has had a bear presence for some time-neighbors say they've seen bears digging through trash. Residents have reported seeing a mother bear and her cubs roaming the complex, according to WFTX . "It can't be.
CES: Power cut at major Las Vegas electronics show
The trade fair is marketed as the "world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies". The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organisers behind CES , blamed the glitch on the heavy rains the day before.
FISA and the Section 702 Fight — Surveillance State
The House Freedom Caucus declared its support for it, underscoring the splintering inside the GOP on the surveillance authority. The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to renew U.S. spy powers first revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013.
Five Mexican states get Unite States 'do not travel' warning
Resort areas and tourist destinations are said to be generally safer, though the State Department notes that there are exceptions. But an additional 11 Mexican states got a level 3 warning Wednesday, which urges people to "reconsider travel" there.