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19 May 2006 at 15:18
Figures released this week show that over the whole of last year, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust deals with more of its A&E patients within four hours than at any other hospital in Cheshire and Merseyside. Between April 2005 and March 2006 99.2% of patients were seen, treated and either admitted or discharged within four hours.

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

Picture shows Jayne Norbury (seated left) and some of the A&E staff at Southport & Formby District General Hospital.

The figures released on Monday are for the period January to March 2006. During that time 19,617 people attended either the adult A&E at Southport or the adult minor injuries unit or children’s A&E at Ormskirk. Over the whole year, 88,682 people attended the three emergency departments.

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.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714