Hospital’s four-hour waiting targets met
NHS trust also met all others standards set by watchdog
A&E WAITING targets have been met for the first time – less than a year after the hospital was taken out of special measures.
Services at Wexham Park hit the four-hour target in the first quarter of the 2015-16 financial year after being taken over by Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in October last year.
This comes in the face of increasing frustration with hospitals recently for failing to meet the target for treating, discharging or admitting 95 per patients hours.
Prior to the hospital was by Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
More than 800,000 people across four counties are served by the emergency departments in Slough and Frimley.
The trust also met all other key standards set out by the health service regulator Monitor over the three-month period.
Frimley Health chief executive Sir Andrew Morris said: “Hitting all these core standards for the first time as Frimley Health is the best cent of A&E
within four this
run indication yet that we are on track to meet our aim of providing excellent services to all our patients across the region.
“It is also the first time that Wexham Park Hospital has achieved all the standards in any quarter for a number of years. Considering the hospital was placed in special measures by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) just a year ago this is a remarkable achievement on behalf of staff and managers to turn it around.
“Everyone has been working extremely hard to make sure that joining forces has been a success, by bringing a better leadership and management structure for Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospitals, and ensuring that services continue to improve at all our hospitals.”
Complaints at Wexham and Heatherwood have fallen significantly and they have remained stable at Frimley Park.
Sir Andrew added: “We still have a long way to go and it will be three to five years before we get to where we really want to be. But I’m really pleased that the 2015-2016 financial year has begun so successfully.
“In addition we are continuing to deliver outstanding services from Frimley Park Hospital.”