four-hour standard

four-hour standard

A NHS mandate/“target” for A&E/emergency department care, that all patients are to be seen within 4 hours of admission to A&E.
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We are pleased that we met the national four-hour standard and this is testament to a very big team e(c)ort by all of our sta(c).
Health minister Mike O'Brien, said: "This data shows that the overwhelming majority of A&E patients were seen within three hours, well within the four-hour standard.
Dr Casey Stewart, clinical director for medicine at NHS Lothian, said his staff were disappointed not to have met the four-hour standard at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Avica will also utilize Dell's global support network, giving customers access to local technicians, spare parts and, in many cases, four-hour standard field service response times.