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Patchy performance from our local hospital trust
Started by: builderboy (2196) Report abuse
Wigan's hospitals were the worst performing of 133 trusts when measuring the speed of which accident and emergency cases are treated.
The trust performed very much better when measured in their cancer care and planned operations statistics. Cancer care performance was 5th of 133 and planned operations 8th of 127 trusts.
Arguably they have got their priorities right - do others agree?
With acknowledgement to the BBC for providing the information.

Posted by: tonker (21305)   Report abuse
"Wigan's hospitals were the worst performing of 133 trusts when measuring the speed of which accident and emergency cases are treated".

Only one of "Wigan's" hospitals has got an accident and emergency department. The other departments, in the hospitals in same trust, cannot be blamed for that ones failings!

Posted by: gaffer (6332)   Report abuse
It would be interesting to see the Wigan performance net of adult patients who would normally have gone to Ormskirk A &E 24 x 7 or all patients to Chorley A &E between midnight and 8 am.

Posted by: jouell (4705) Report abuse
Totally agree gaffer, the results would be very interesting.. This is what happens when places are closed and one place has to take on the whole load.. Making it next to impossible to run smoothly ..

Hope you are well gaffer..

Posted by: builderboy (2196) Report abuse

The statistics are measured by trust and Wrightington, Leigh and Wigan hospitals are bundled together within the stat.

Posted by: bentlegs (4518) Report abuse
See HOSPITAL C5 next Tuesday or go on catch up, It will open your eyes as to how. they have to cope

Posted by: gaffer (6332)   Report abuse
I watched that Bentlegs. The medics were marvellous but the management not so hot.
When they knew that demand was in excess of capacity going forward they should have used the private sector capacity earlier. The surgeons and other key staff would not be charging for the private work because they were already being paid by the trust.
The finance directors comment that the private sector were their competitors was pathetic. It shows a complete lack of seeing the broader picture insofar as patient care and hospital finances are concerned. He, more than anybody round the table, should know that the NHS resources have a limited capacity which is inadequate to cope with prolonged maximum demand.

Posted by: PeterP (7625) Report abuse
Every year for the last few years the hospital trust have said they have plans in place to get them through the bad wintersEvery year they fail and panic sets in

Posted by: bentlegs (4518) Report abuse
Its beds< they are short of, If an old person has no one to look after them they try to get them in a Home, The Tories should put some money into the system, They are trying their best to grind the NHS into the ground,


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