QA Hospital misses four-hour A&E target for one-third of patients

Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham
Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham
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FIGURES published today show Queen Alexandra Hospital is still failing to meet its four-hour target for A&E.

Despite fewer people attending the emergency department at the Cosham hospital, the number of people seen, treated or discharged within four hours decreased to 66.2 per cent for December.

In November, the figure was 68.7 per cent and in October the figure was higher at 69.3 per cent.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs QA Hospital, is no longer in the bottom 10 for reaching the target having moved up two places since November.

The average for England also dropped from 82.7 per cent for November to 79.3 per cent in December.

The number of people attending A&E at QA fell in December to 9,081 - 192 fewer admissions compared to November.