Emergency care continues top performance

The trust  remains one of the top performing NHS trusts in the country for emergency care.

In the latest figures released this week for March, the trust’s emergency care department is in second position nationally – with 97.2% of patients treated or admitted within four hours.

Julie Gillon, chief executive (interim) of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to continue to have one of the best performing emergency care departments in the country.

“Against the national target of 95% of patients being treated within four hours, we are at 97.2% – an outstanding achievement. This is despite the significant challenges we have faced over the winter months and continue to face now.

“We recently celebrated the first year anniversary of the opening of the integrated urgent care service, with centres in both of our main hospital sites. Initiatives such as this have undoubtedly contributed towards the success we have had in emergency care. Patients are being treated in the right place at the right time.

“This is not just a fantastic result for the front of house in our emergency and urgent care department but for all staff across the trust in the way we are treating our patients, the new innovative ways we are caring for patients and the dedication and commitment we are all showing to be the best we can be.”

For more information visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41483322

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