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Editorial: A&E crisis is frightening

How much worse can the congestion and waiting times in hospital emergency departments get? Health experts are saying that when the junior doctor shortage hits on July 11, the crisis will worsen tenfold.

With in excess of 300 people waiting on A&E trolleys in hospitals around the country every day, a tenfold increase is simply impossible to comprehend. We could not solve this problem in the boom time -- what chance have we now?