Media playback is unsupported on your device Jeremy Hunt sets out the measures to relieve 'distressed' A&Es
9 January 2017 Last updated at 18:57 GMT
The Health Secretary has told the Commons how hospital trusts can relieve their 'distressed' emergency departments on a temporary basis.
Jeremy Hunt was also responding to claims from the Red Cross that the NHS was facing a 'humanitarian crisis'.
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