Health: Princess Alexandra has the “worst performing” A and E in the country
Health / Wed 18th Oct 2017 at 10:39am
PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital has the worst response time for residents wanting to be treated in Accident and Emergency.
Only 70% of patients are seen within four hours. The target is 95% and the national average is 89.7%.
That statistic places PAH bottom of all 137 trusts in the country.
This compares with:
Basildon and Thurrock: 91%
Barking, Havering and Redbridge: 87%
North Middlesex: 85%
Harlow MP Robert Halfon has won a key debate on the subject in Parliament this afternoon (Wednesday). It looks like the timing is vital.
The BBC has launched a tracker system which will monitor whether the hospital is meeting it’s targets.
The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care – whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care, such as knee and hip replacements.
We will publish the targets each week.
A and E:
70% of patients are seen within four hours
Target is 95%
National average is 89.7%
85.2% of patients begin treatment within 62 days of urgent GP referral
Target is 85%
National Average is 82.6%
Planned Operations and Care
92.7% of patients waiting less than 18 weeks
Target is 92%
National Average is 89.4%
What a load of rubbish. This reporter has taken a recent report to heart. In the last year, unfortunately for me, I was taken into A&E twice as an emergency, the treatment and care that I received was absolutely first class, and the aftercare in Locke ward could not have been bettered any where. The people who moan and groan about waiting around to be seen cannot be an emergency, so, they go to the back of the queue. Life is always a drama for these time-wasters and the mystery ailments they perceive that they have. A&E means what it says, it's not a drop in centre for a broken fingernail or little Aphrodite's snotty nose.