Queen's Medical Centre, part of the University of Nottingham's medical services.

Nottingham University Hospitals are among the worst in the country for waiting times in A&E, most recent data reveals.

NHS Digital’s most recent data publishing has shown the NUH Trust to be in the bottom 10% in the country for total average time spent in A&E.

The average time per patient, 262 minutes, is a 47 per cent increase from four years ago in November 2018.

We have approached the NUH Trust about the situation, but they have declined to comment.

It is also not just waiting times that are worsening in the NHS, the British Medical Authority has reported that nationwide a record high of 7.2 million people are currently waiting for treatment, while 2.9 million patients have been waiting for over 18 weeks.

The median time for waiting is 14 weeks, a figure that has significantly increased since the pre-Covid duration.

As nurses prepare to strike both nationwide and in the East Midlands, waiting times at Nottingham’s hospitals are only expected to get worse.

Speaking at a BMA rally, industrial figurehead Mick Lynch said: “They want to get the cheap workforce and degrade our NHS.

“Then they will bring through the spectre of privatization, which is already with us.

“There are snakes consuming our NHS.”

NUH Trust hospitals went on strike in December for the first time in their 64-year history, and industrial action has been scheduled to carry on through until February.