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Right Arrow 99.4% of all A&E patients dealt with inside 4 hours - PR/46/0506
17 February 2006 at 14:10
99.4 percent of all patients who come to our Accident & Emergency or Minor Injury Unit are admitted, discharged or transferred within four hours of arrival. The figures released today show we are well over the Government target of 98 percent and the best in the Strategic Health Authority. In the rest of the country there are only seven acute hospitals that are better than us. Jayne Norbury, A&E Manager commented, “Clearly we are very pleased to be in this position as it is obviously good for our patients that we are able to achieve this. It is down to the hard work and dedication of all who work in both the adult and children’s A&E departments and in the minor injuries unit at Ormskirk and to the support from the rest of the hospital team.” Notes to Editors The figures released today are for the period October to December 2005. During that time a total of 20,029 attended either the A&E Departments or the Minor Injuries Unit. The Adult Accident & Emergency Department at Southport & Formby District General Hospital and the Children’s Accident & Emergency Department at Ormskirk & District General Hospital are both open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Minor Injuries Unit at Ormskirk & District General Hospital treats: * Minor Cuts and Wounds including stitching, gluing and other wound closures * Muscle and Joint Injuries such as sprains and strains * Simple Fractures including x-rays where required * Removal of Foreign Bodies from Eyes * Bites and Stings * Minor Burns and Scalds, and is open 7am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Picture shows Jayne Norbury (3rd from left) with some of the staff from the A&E Department. Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714 E-mail: