Every one of Sussex's hospital is failing its target to treat emergency patients within four hours. 

The latest government figures for the week ending December 28 show that none of Sussex's accident and emergency departments managed to treat patients quickly enough. 

Health professionals warned that the NHS is in "crisis" after waiting times in accident and emergency departments plummeted to their worst levels in more than a decade across the whole of England. 

NHS England records showed just 92.6% of patients were seen within four hours meaning it has failed to meet the 95% target.

But all of Sussex' major trauma centres fared considerably worse than the national average. 

Just 79.5% were seen within the target at BSUH - one of the worst rates in the country. 

At Worthing and St Richard's in Chichester just 82.5% were treated within the target and at Eastbourne and the Conquest in Hastings only 87.5% were treated within that time.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted figures were "disappointing" and conceded there is a "huge amount of pressure" on the health service.

The BMA warned that records showed the "unprecedented levels of pressure" on the health service and the Royal College of Nursing said the system was in "crisis", blaming chronic under funding and staffing shortages.

Unions blamed the government for Accident and Emergency departments failing to meet their targets. 

GMB, the union for NHS and ambulance staff, said: “Cameron's government has missed the four-hour A&E waiting time target by the widest margin since the target was introduced a decade ago. 

“From October to December 2014 92.6% of patients were seen in four hours. The figures for major A&E departments are especially alarming, with only 88.9% of patients seen in four hours. 

NHS A&E figures have deteriorated since the 2010 general election. In October to December 2009, 97.8% of patients were seen in four hours.” 

Martin Jackson, Theatre Nurse and Chair of the GMB NHS Committee, said: "Frontline staff worked very hard over Christmas, often cancelling leave to deliver care and took the flak when all the while the chief, Mr Hunt, congratulates us for our efforts and insults us by not even awarding an expected 1% pay uplift. 

“Overstretched wards are not the fault of frontline NHS staff. 

“Staff demand that the problem is sorted out, as we are not just getting the time needed to help patients achieve the best outcomes." 

Steve Rice, Chair of the Ambulance Committee, said: "Ambulance staffs have had one of the busiest Christmas and New Year periods and we are set to get even busier.

"The increase in waiting times means that we can't hand patients over in A&E Departments. This means we can't get back out on the road to get on with the job we do of saving lives."