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Trust one of the three most improved for A&E performance in England

Analysis of Accident and Emergency performance data reveals London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is the most improved A&E in London and the third most in England during the last two years.

The analysis - produced by the Health Service Journal using national figures - showed Type 1 attendances seen within the four hour target rose from 50.7% in Jan 2017 to 77.1% in Dec 2018. Type 1 attendances are the most critically ill patients.

The improvement comes despite rising numbers of patients at the Trust’s A&E departments at Northwick Park and Ealing hospitals, which peaked in January 2019 with 13,025 Type 1 patients receiving treatment.

This represents an increase of 817 patients compared to the same time last year - a growth of 7%.

Northwick Park Hospital is one of the busiest A&E departments in the country receiving a daily average of 90 emergency ambulances, rising to 140 on the busiest days.

The total number of ambulances that arrived at Northwick Park grew by 15% between December 2017 and December 2018

Dr Jon Baker, Divisional Clinical Director for Emergency and Ambulatory Care said: “A&E departments across the country are experiencing significant demand.  It’s therefore encouraging to see this improvement given the increasing complexity and volume of patients we are seeing.

“There are still challenges ahead and we remain under pressure. This January in particular was exceptionally busy.

"There is room for improvement but we’re heading in the right direction and everyone in the team and across the trust deserves recognition for that”.

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