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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Despite this backdrop of unrelenting demand we still however maintained our record in hitting the 95% A&E four-hour standard - something we are incredibly proud of.
A report to the hospital trust's board last week said that it would be a "significant challenge" to improve A&E performance sufficiently in the final days of July to meet the 95 per cent four-hour standard.
The consequence of these challenges on our performance against the A&E four-hour standard is starkly reported elsewhere in the board papers."
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine strongly believes that the four-hour standard is a vital measure of performance and safety.
Only 91.3 per cent of patients were seen within the Scottish Government's four-hour standard, below the promised 95 per cent.
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 bosses at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which saw 94.17% of patients within four hours in the latest quarter, said it was important thegures were examined in a "wider context".
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.
Despite the pressures, Northumbria Healthcare has maintained the four-hour standard for 95% of A&E patients to be seen and treated during the last quarter of the year.