NHS records worst performance for third month in a row

NHS bosses: subject to tax avoidance inquiry

This Writer agrees with Heidi Alexander – these disastrous statistics are a result of the Conservative Government’s failed NHS policies.

In 2010, the NHS recorded its highest-ever satisfaction ratings. Then a Conservative moved into Downing Street and the service has been going downhill ever since.

The NHS has recorded its worst performance for the third month in a row, with hospitals missing key targets to treat A&E patients and those waiting for planned operations as well as people suspected to have cancer.

During March hospitals struggled to cope with an increase in demand for care while ambulance services also failed to reach record numbers of patients quickly enough after a 999 call.

The grim statistics prompted renewed concern for the hundreds of thousands of patients who face unusually long delays for care they need and calls for more money for the NHS.

Hospitals in England posted the worst figures for A&E treatment since records began in August 2010. They admitted, transferred or discharged just 87.3% of patients within the required four hours – well below the target of 95%.

The 10 NHS regional ambulance services in England responded to just 66.5% of the most urgent 999 calls for help, called Red 1 calls, within eight minutes. That is far short of the 75% target they are meant to hit and is the 10th month in a row in which they have not met the standard.

Their performance was even worse – the worst on record – for Red 2 calls, which are also life-threatening, such as for a stroke. Ambulance services managed to reach just 58% of such patients, again against a target of 75%.

Source: NHS records worst performance for third month in a row | Society | The Guardian


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7 thoughts on “NHS records worst performance for third month in a row

  1. Dez

    They are just setting up the systems to fail so they can bring their greedy useless commercial friends into play. Yup GPs surgeries falling over bouncing patients into hospitals, higher immigration numbers and reduction in funding all round, despite the political speak that investment has gone up, it’s all background noise to the ultimate aim of that Hunt………..privatise or flog off. Their answer to everything.

  2. David Woods

    This will of course ‘proove’ it is the junior doctors fault for wanting all this extra income!

  3. Christine Cullen

    I recommend the book NHS SOS (by Davis and Talis) as excellent and revealing reading to explain in detail what is going on under the Tories and was to a certain extent under the Blair government as well.

  4. NMac

    The thoroughly dishonest and corrupt Hunt is deliberately wrecking the NHS. It’s as simple as that.

  5. mrmarcpc

    The tories will spin it that it’s all the doctors and nurses faults and say that their scheme is the right way froward and unfortunately the moronic tossers of Britain will swallow it!

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