Improvement in A&E waiting times at Queen Alexandra Hospital

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WAITING times at Queen Alexandra Hospital’s A&E department have improved for the third week running.

Figures released today by NHS England show that in the week ending January 25, 1,813 people turned up at A&E in the Cosham-hospital.

And of those 79.1 per cent were seen, treated or discharged within four hours.

The national average for the same week stands at 89.4 per cent.

Both of these figures are still below the government benchmark of 95 per cent.

In the previous three weeks of January the waiting times have stood at 61.5 per cent, then 70.6 per cent, followed by 73.3 per cent and now 79.1 per cent.