Hospitals are required to ensure that patients are handed over to A&E staff within 30 minutes of arrival. They can be faced with fines of up to £1,000 for delays exceeding half an hour.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the county’s largest hospital was fined £24,400 in 2014/15.

The figure was less than half the amount the hospital paid the previous year – £60,800.

Reported by the Eastern Daily Press. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.