A&E targets still not being met by Portsmouth NHS trust

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ALARMING figures show A&E targets are still failing to be met in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) which runs Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, took 2,587 patients in for emergency treatment, but only 71.6 per cent were seen in four hours or less.

The national target is set at four hours.

The trust performed worse than any other in the Wessex, Thames Valley and West Yorkshire regions.

It comes after PHT’s failure to get 90 per cent of patients either treated, admitted or discharged within the national guidline resulted in it incurring a £244,749 penalty for breaching this guideline - an increase on the previous year of £195,399.

The Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) placed QA on alert in October because of A&E queues.