Waiting times worsen

The Oxford Times: John Radcliffe Hospital John Radcliffe Hospital

PERFORMANCE against a key accident and emergency waiting time target slumped to the worst since the start of October, latest figures show.

Official NHS figures for the week to Sunday show 84.1 per cent of A&E cases were seen within four hours.

This meant 352 waited more than this time at Oxford’s John Radcliffe and Banbury’s Horton General hospitals.

But of the 2,211 total patients who went to A&E, just 605 were serious enough to require emergency admission.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospitals, has missed a target – to get at least 95 per cent seen within four hours, every week except two since October 21.

The trust declined to comment.

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9:03am Sat 25 Jan 14

adlibber says...

All part of the media agenda to support tories destruction of NHS under the noses of the electorate. Softening up a world class institution for full privatisation which will be a disaster for majority of us and lucrative for tory backers and corrupt tory Ministers. 48000 people a year die in the US becasue they can't afford treatment, this is inhumane and uncivilised in a country that laughably calls itself the greatest democracy on earth. Our current Govt are fans of the disastrous Bush administration . They want to prevent working class from gaining a better education and they don't care if they fall ill. Wake up people.
All part of the media agenda to support tories destruction of NHS under the noses of the electorate. Softening up a world class institution for full privatisation which will be a disaster for majority of us and lucrative for tory backers and corrupt tory Ministers. 48000 people a year die in the US becasue they can't afford treatment, this is inhumane and uncivilised in a country that laughably calls itself the greatest democracy on earth. Our current Govt are fans of the disastrous Bush administration . They want to prevent working class from gaining a better education and they don't care if they fall ill. Wake up people. adlibber
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10:44am Sat 25 Jan 14

Bicester retired says...

Here is my own experience. I had sustained chest discomfort after vacuuming at home on last Christmas day. I called 999 and the ambulance arrived at my house in 4 minutes. I was then taken to Horton Hospital and was immediately seen. To me, this was superb A&E performance. I am now recovering after angioplasty at JR Hospital.

Actually, I called 111 before calling 999. I gave the same information but was repeatedly asked whether I was breeding. Finally the only advice I got was that I should go to see my GP in the evening of Christmas day !
Here is my own experience. I had sustained chest discomfort after vacuuming at home on last Christmas day. I called 999 and the ambulance arrived at my house in 4 minutes. I was then taken to Horton Hospital and was immediately seen. To me, this was superb A&E performance. I am now recovering after angioplasty at JR Hospital. Actually, I called 111 before calling 999. I gave the same information but was repeatedly asked whether I was breeding. Finally the only advice I got was that I should go to see my GP in the evening of Christmas day ! Bicester retired
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