The 1,016 people who had to wait over half a day last year is more than the previous two years combined, where 817 people were left with the marathon wait.

Some months have seen over 1,000 per cent increases.

The figures have been branded ‘disappointing’ by council leader Mike Bird who has again called on central government to put more money into the borough’s hospital, as opposed to New Cross in Wolverhampton.

Reported by The Express and Star. You can read the full story here. 

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