English health service sets out two-year recovery plan for emergency care
England's National Health Service (NHS) on Monday announced a two-year recovery plan to help restore emergency care and frontline services, currently
struggling through one of their toughest winters.
The state-funded NHS said it sought to reduce waiting times and improve patient experience under the plan, which includes 800 new ambulances and 5,000 new beds backed by a 1 billion pound ($1.2 billion) fund.
"Urgent and emergency care is facing serious challenges but we have an ambitious and credible plan to fix it," Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said.
Sunak, in office for just three months, has said cutting hospital waiting times is one of his major priorities.
The circulation of COVID-19 and flu has increased winter pressures when hospitals are already trying to deal with huge backlogs bequeathed by the pandemic.