For four years running, The Royal Cornwall Hospital has not met its A&E target

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Full Story at CornwallLive 11 January 2018

Cornwall's main hospital has failed to meet its A&E target for four years, new figures have revealed.

According to an NHS performance tracker from the BBC, which allows viewers to enter their town or postcode to check how their local hospital is performing, the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust has failed get enough patients going through its Emergency Department within four hours.

Under the national targets set out by the Department of Health and Social Care, 95% of A&E patients must be seen within four hours, which the RCH has failed to achieve for the past four years, as only 82.7% of patients were seen in that time in 2017.