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If you don’t believe a 4-year old boy would have to lie down on an A&E floor then this thread is for you.

1) The four hour target for patients to be seen, treated and transferred hasn’t been met in years and is at its worst ever.
2) The winter is traditionally the worst time to go to A&E, and for children’s services doubly so. This curve has flattened as all months are below target. It’s always winter now.
3) Once a patient has been decided to be admitted they wait in A&E for a bed. The number of “long waits”, over 12 hours, has increased FIVE FOLD since 2012.
4) Both A&E and children’s services are under particular pressure, typically both might share the care of an incoming sick child to an ED. 26% of emergency medicine consultant posts are unfilled.…
5) and while children’s nurses have increased in England by 52%, we are short 850 paediatric consultants...
6) ... and 1 in 7 paediatric junior doctor posts is unfilled, leaving gaps in emergency rotas.
7) Major A&Es saw 1.37m patients in October this year ALONE, with only 83% seen and transferred within 4 hours.
8) This photo of Jack Willment-Barr was taken on the floor of an equipment room while he waiting for a bed. He is receiving supplement “wafting” oxygen while he sleeps. Most A&Es will have a “chairs” area for walking well, clearly he isn’t.
9) And most disturbing of all is the online disinformation campaign about this right now. If I try to Google the original story it doesn’t come up, but negative or inaccurate news stories about the topic do instead: (this is the TOP THREE)
10) and Facebook and Twitter are flooded with the same bots calling this a hoax.
11) Despite the hospital management already apologising:
12) But even if you DID think this one photo were staged (IT ISNT), the evidence for a emergency system that is BEING FAILED is overwhelming.

Don’t look away, or put this in your pocket. /end
Follow for more #NHS #FactCheck
The media DO sometimes try to set up a fake news story for political purposes. Here’s an email a journalist from the Sun sent me last week:

Addendum addendum:
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