Interactive map reveals extent of NHS ‘crisis’ in Gloucestershire

One in nine patients are facing waits of more than four hours in A&E but local trusts still need to find £226m in savings over the next few years.

Campaign organisation 38 Degrees has launched an interactive map today (Thursday, 26 January) aiming to reveal the full extent of the NHS crisis in different parts of England.

At hospital trusts across Gloucestershire, 11.5 per cent of patients spent longer than four hours in A&E from arrival to admission, discharge or transfer in July to September, the most recent quarter available. The target is just five per cent should wait that long.

The trusts have seen a 1.3 per cent rise in the number of patients experiencing A&E trips lasting longer than four hours compared to the same quarter a year before, according to data gathered by campaign organisation 38 Degrees.

Full Article on Gloucestershire Live 27 January 2017