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North Cumbria's hospitals further improve national A&E ranking

Posted on Monday 20th June 2016

Latest national A&E benchmarking data published by NHS England shows that North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust has continued to perform above the national average.

The data for April 2016 ranks the Trust that runs the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, as 52nd out of 138 Trusts with a major A&E department in England.

The Trust’s overall performance was 88.6% against the 95% standard (patients should be seen, treated, admitted or discharged from A&E in under four hours), whilst the national average was 85.0%.

The data demonstrates continuous improvement for North Cumbria, having been rated as 96th in January, 80th in February and 63rd in March in the same national report – a leap of 44 places in just four months.

Stephen Eames, chief executive of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “I continue to be hugely encouraged by the national data as it is showing a clear month on month improvement. This is testament to the continued hard work and commitment our staff demonstrate on a daily basis. 

“The data also clearly reflects the continued challenges all Trusts are facing up and down the country.

“Many people may say this is simply just a set of figures but what they mean is that more people in our local communities are receiving timely care which is extremely important. I am delighted to be able to share the news today that real improvements are continuing to be made in our hospitals.”