Huge delays for patients in East Lancashire A&E

More than 30,000 people waited four hours or more in A&E at the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust last year, according to NHS England.
The NHS target is for 95% of people visiting A&E to be discharged, transferred or admitted to a ward within four hours of arriving. In East Lancashire that figure was just 70%.
The 2017-18 report shows that the trust’s major A&E department saw the equivalent of 287 people a day last year. Around 104,900 people went to A&E, down from 110,500 the previous year.
Of these, 31,411 waited for more than four hours, from arriving in A&E to being... read more

 
27 September 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 29
Source: Pendle Today
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