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.
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