Only 85.8% of patients arriving at A&E departments in East and North Herts NHS Trust were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to damning figures published today (18 November 2019) by NHS England.
This is well below the official target of 95% of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.
Nationally, the 95% waiting target hasn’t been met since July 2015. Only 83.6% of patients arriving at A&E across England were treated or admitted in four hours in October, the worst-ever performance since a target was introduced in 2004. These figures reveal the Conservatives’ dismal record on the NHS. For the past four years the Tories have utterly failed to invest properly in our health service, leaving local hospitals underfunded, overstretched and understaffed.
The Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future. A Liberal Democrat Government would invest an extra £35 billion in our NHS through a penny on income tax and develop a national recruitment strategy to ensure we never again suffer shortages of nurses, doctors and other health professionals.