Southport & Formby DGH Trust A&E services maintain top performance August 27th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Trust A&E services maintain top performance Hospital staff at Southport and Ormskirk were once again among the top 10 best performing A&E teams in England this spring. The figures show that the Trust comfortably exceeded the national target for patients to be treated, discharged or admitted to a bed within four hours. The Trust was eighth equal out of 144 NHS trusts. Southport hospital, in particular, continues to improve its performance even though staff saw 4% more patients in June, for example. The good news for patients is part of a continuing trend with the Trust having another top 10 performance last year. Chief Executive Jonathan Parry said: “A&E performance is closely linked to how well we’re looking after patients elsewhere in the hospital. So these figures don’t just reflect the skill of our A&E staff but also the hard work of staff on the wards and providing health care support. “It is important too to remember this is a collective achievement for the local NHS. We have been working for more than a year now with GPs, local authorities, the ambulance service and voluntary groups on a programme called Care Closer to Home to better meet patients’ needs outside hospital.” Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides adult A&E services at Southport hospital, children’s A&E at Ormskirk hospital as well as urgent care at Skelmersdale Walk-in Centre. In 2013/14 the Trust handled a total of 98,163 urgent care cases. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews Related Comments comments!