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Right Arrow Trust A&E services maintain top performance
27 August 2014 at 09:32
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.

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We have a budget of £181m and employ 3,300 staff. In 2012/13, our staff saw 247,605 outpatients; treated 60,635 inpatients; supported the birth of 3,043 babies; and attended to 98,163 urgent care cases.

2. A&E department activity statistics (type 1) April 1-June 30 2014. Source Department of Health:

Luton And Dunstable University Hospital FT – 1st 98.6%
Kettering General Hospital NHS FT – 2nd 98.4%
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust – 3rd 97.9%
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT – 3rd 97.9%
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust – 3rd 97.9%
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust – 4th 97.5%
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS FT – 5th 97.4%
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust – 5th 97.4%
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust – 6th 97.3%
Harrogate And District NHS FT – 7th 97.2%
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 8th 97.1%
Southport And Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 8th 97.1%