NHS Trust misses wait­ing tar­get

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

ONE in seven pa­tients ad­mit­ted for treat­ment in Buck­ing­hamshire waited longer than the tar­get 18 weeks.

The tar­get wait­ing time set out by the NHS states that 90 per cent of ad­mit­ted pa­tients and 95 per cent of non-ad­mit­ted pa­tients should start treat­ment within a max­i­mum of 18 weeks from re­fer­ral.

In Au­gust, 86.5 per cent of ad­mit­ted pa­tients to Bucks Health­care NHS Trust hos­pi­tals were treated within the time, mean­ing Bucks missed the tar­get.

Across Eng­land, dur­ing Au­gust 2014, 87.9 per cent of ad­mit­ted pa­tients and 95.5 per cent of non­ad­mit­ted pa­tients started treat­ment within 18 weeks.

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