May 28, 2018

January saw the worst A&E performance in NHS history

09 February 2018, 10:20 | Winifred Adams

January saw the worst A&E performance in NHS history

January saw the worst A&E performance in NHS history

Further, the spokesperson said, there were 526,000 emergency admissions last month, 16,964 per day, and a 6.8% jump up on the 15,879 per day in January 2017, "and is the highest number of emergency admissions in a month since records began in August 2010".

Dartford and Gravesham hospital trust saw 10,682 people in A&E and 82% of those were seen within the four hour target.

Governmental targets stipulate that 95% of patients should be seen and treated or discharged within four-hours, however, accident and emergency departments in England only managed an average of 77.1%.

The figure is a slight improvement on December, when it was 85.1 per cent.

Similar performance is being recorded in Scotland, while Wales and Northern Ireland are doing even worse.

The Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt today accepted that it has been "very, very tough" on frontline services and blamed the worst flu outbreak in years.

"When they signed up to go into medicine, they knew there would be pressurised moments", he said. I take responsibility for everything that happens in the NHS.

"We're already starting to see some new innovations like paramedics trying to deal with patients in the community".

Finally, the data from NHS England show that more than two million patients came to A&E during the month, a rise of more than 5% on last years figures.

That means across the county 78% of people were seen within four hours, up from 73% in December.

Iranian, Turkish Presidents Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues
According to Reuters, presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed to meet in Istanbul to discuss the conflict in Syria. The Turkish president also expressed satisfaction over expansion of security cooperation in fighting terrorism.

Pokemon GO Adding More Gen 3 Flying- and Dragon-Types
So, if you're low on Generation Three Pokemon, then this weekend will be your shot to grab a bunch of them. Niantic is releasing a large batch of Hoenn region Pokemon, aka Gen 3 Pokemon, on February 9th.

India thrash South Africa, takes 3-0 ODI series lead
We've obviously got an unbeaten run in the Pink Day that has added a little bit of pressure which is cool". South Africa then triggered a mini-collapse in the middle order as India lost three wickets for 48 runs.

Saffron Cordery, director of policy and strategy and deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, said: "These figures show there has been absolutely no let-up in the pressures on the NHS". Every part of the NHS is creaking at the seams.

Experts said patients are dying prematurely because corridors have become "the new emergency wards" this winter, despite unprecedented efforts and planning by staff and the cancellation of tens of thousands of operations.

Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said the figures demonstrate how the NHS does "not now have a sustainable model" to cope during the busy winter months when illnesses such as flu and norovirus are more prevalent.

And the public body later referred to it as the "worst flu season in years" with 215 confirmed deaths. PHE said flu levels remain high but are continuing to stabilise across the UK.

The Society for Acute Medicine warned that "exhausted and stressed" doctors are working in services that could not keep coping with rising pressures.

"The appalling human stories arising from the worst winter crisis on record have shocked the nation".

Labour's shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said: "The appalling human stories arising from the worst winter crisis on record have shocked the nation".

He said: "It follows the Prime Minister's freakish comment last month that cancelled operations were "part of the plan" for the NHS and that 'nothing is perfect".

'It was better than both the month before, and was better too than the same time last winter.

Other News

Trending Now

West Brom to pick Rodriguez despite alleged racist abuse
He wrote: "Absolutely gutted and in disbelief at the situation I find myself in". And I replied to him, "No, what you said was racist".

Boston Herald pulls 'fake' story about Tom Brady wanting more money
Well, it's all amusing but here's the funnier part: He tried to call me three times and I just didn't answer. Late Thursday night, Borges report was refuted by Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston .

Paul Pierce is the biggest victor in the Cavs-Lakers trade
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George is also a Lakers target that could now be viable with the additional salary cap space. A year ago on the Celtics, Thomas averaged 28.9 points per game while making 46 percent of his shots.

White House says Trump still confident in Kelly
Trump's son-in-law is among the highest profile members of the president's inner-circle still working on a temporary clearance. Trump's comments about Porter are yetanother instance of the White House defending someone credibly accused of abusing women .