Im­prove­ment in time spent at A&E

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MORE than 1,800 peo­ple spent in ex­cess of 12 hours in Welsh ac­ci­dent and emer­gency de­part­ments in Au­gust.

New NHS fig­ures have shown that of the 90,036 A&E at­ten­dances in Au­gust, 76,247 (84.7%) were there for four hours or less, 85,305 (94.7%) for eight hours or less and 88,175 (97.9%) for 12 hours or less.

The Welsh Gov­ern­ment wants no pa­tient to be spend­ing more than 12 hours in the unit from ad­mis­sion to trans­fer or dis­charge.

How­ever, it was a bet­ter per­for­mance than July, when 2,168 pa­tients were in the de­part­ment for 12 hours or more, June (2,248) and May (2,350).

Mean­while, the Welsh Am­bu­lance Ser­vice recorded another pos­i­tive set of fig­ures in Au­gust de­spite an in­crease in de­mand.

Some 76.3% of all im­me­di­ately lifethreat­en­ing “Red” calls re­ceived a re­sponse within the tar­get time of eight min­utes.

Per­for­mance ranged from 68.5% in Powys to 83% in Cardiff & Vale UHB, which meant all health boards man­aged to achieve the 65% tar­get.

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