Epsom and St Helier hospitals A&Es top in London for urgent care target last month

St Helier Hospital's A&E staff

St Helier Hospital's A&E staff

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

Epsom and St Helier hospitals’ A&Es were the best in London at seeing and treating the most urgent patients within four hours last month.

NHS standards state that 95 per cent of people who attend an A&E department should be cared for within a maximum of four hours - the emergency access target.

Figures released by NHS England show that during July, Epsom and St Helier’s A&E departments achieved this target for 97.21 per cent of the time when dealing with the most critical cases.

The figures also show that since the start of 2014, the trust has consistently ranked within the top five of all London trusts for overall A&E services.

Jackie Sullivan, the trust’s chief operating officer, said: "These encouraging statistics reinforce the reputation of our hospitals as reliable and dependable emergency services in the community. 

"This is an incredible achievement and is testament to the hard work of our team.

"I would like to take thank all of our staff working in and around A&E for their outstanding performance and dedication to their roles.

"Our number one priority is always ensuring that adequate care is given to our patients.

"Our consistent achievement of meeting the four hour target is vital to making sure that patients are seen in a timely fashion, ensuring that their wellbeing, safety and comfort are never compromised."

 

 

 

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2:17pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Emily_Brothers says...

It is very encouraging to see that A&E performance has improved at ST Helier, so well done to all concerned. Continued good performance by A&E staff need to be built on by other areas, to ensure compliance with the London Quality Standards. This will really contribute to keeping A&E services at ST Helier, as so many of us want.
It is very encouraging to see that A&E performance has improved at ST Helier, so well done to all concerned. Continued good performance by A&E staff need to be built on by other areas, to ensure compliance with the London Quality Standards. This will really contribute to keeping A&E services at ST Helier, as so many of us want. Emily_Brothers
  • Score: 13

10:09am Thu 7 Aug 14

Georgia Lewis says...

Great news and further proof, as if it was needed, that St Helier Hospital's A&E department is providing an excellent and essential service to the community. It is completely shameful that anyone has suggested that this be closed or downgraded to an Urgent Care Centre. I hope the decision-makers in SW London are taking note of this.
Great news and further proof, as if it was needed, that St Helier Hospital's A&E department is providing an excellent and essential service to the community. It is completely shameful that anyone has suggested that this be closed or downgraded to an Urgent Care Centre. I hope the decision-makers in SW London are taking note of this. Georgia Lewis
  • Score: 7

10:32am Thu 7 Aug 14

Bonnie Craven says...

Yet another piece of evidence that our much needed and excellent hospital must not be closed or downgraded.

Meanwhile what is happening to Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitalsis evudence that Tom Brake and Paul Burstow were simply not telling us the truth about the impact of the Health and Social Care Bill 2012 and the Hospital Closure Clause (119).

We cannot affird to lose our excellent hospitals eithet here at home in Sutton or elsewhere in London and the wider UK.

As Hammersmith's Labour MP Andy Slaughter pointed out on being barred from a "public meeting" about his local hospitals until he called LBC, we are entering a period with increased demand on our NHS and it is madness to remove medical services. Demand is rising and not falling so we need all resources we have!
Yet another piece of evidence that our much needed and excellent hospital must not be closed or downgraded. Meanwhile what is happening to Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitalsis evudence that Tom Brake and Paul Burstow were simply not telling us the truth about the impact of the Health and Social Care Bill 2012 and the Hospital Closure Clause (119). We cannot affird to lose our excellent hospitals eithet here at home in Sutton or elsewhere in London and the wider UK. As Hammersmith's Labour MP Andy Slaughter pointed out on being barred from a "public meeting" about his local hospitals until he called LBC, we are entering a period with increased demand on our NHS and it is madness to remove medical services. Demand is rising and not falling so we need all resources we have! Bonnie Craven
  • Score: 5

3:16pm Thu 7 Aug 14

salehmamon says...

Congratulation to the staff for such a good performance and their dedication to offer the best public service. This is despite of the 'efficiency savings' aka 'cuts' that have been imposed by the Department of Health for since the 2009 in the name of 'austerity'. We need to be lulled into a sense of complacent because the threat to St Helier remains since the aim of the NHS England is to reduce the number of acute hospitals and concentrate services in fewer and larger hospitals in the name of 'efficiency'. We need to build a mass campaign to resist these policies. They are false economies which will lead to worsening of health services.
Congratulation to the staff for such a good performance and their dedication to offer the best public service. This is despite of the 'efficiency savings' aka 'cuts' that have been imposed by the Department of Health for since the 2009 in the name of 'austerity'. We need to be lulled into a sense of complacent because the threat to St Helier remains since the aim of the NHS England is to reduce the number of acute hospitals and concentrate services in fewer and larger hospitals in the name of 'efficiency'. We need to build a mass campaign to resist these policies. They are false economies which will lead to worsening of health services. salehmamon
  • Score: 4

10:54am Fri 8 Aug 14

Jcrulesfootball says...

I was admitted too Epsom A&E ITU and then St Helier ITU and HDU last march 2013 I was in an induced coma for two weeks from septicaemia following a cat bite,this then became septic shock and all my organs went into shutdown mode,I nearlly didn't make it but thanks too the ITUS at both Epsom and St Helier I survived,
I have no damage too any of my organs and have my life too thank both God and the staff at these two hospitals for Thankyou!!!****
I was admitted too Epsom A&E ITU and then St Helier ITU and HDU last march 2013 I was in an induced coma for two weeks from septicaemia following a cat bite,this then became septic shock and all my organs went into shutdown mode,I nearlly didn't make it but thanks too the ITUS at both Epsom and St Helier I survived, I have no damage too any of my organs and have my life too thank both God and the staff at these two hospitals for Thankyou!!!**** Jcrulesfootball
  • Score: 3

1:53pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Pippa Maslin says...

Jcrulesfootball wrote:
I was admitted too Epsom A&E ITU and then St Helier ITU and HDU last march 2013 I was in an induced coma for two weeks from septicaemia following a cat bite,this then became septic shock and all my organs went into shutdown mode,I nearlly didn't make it but thanks too the ITUS at both Epsom and St Helier I survived,
I have no damage too any of my organs and have my life too thank both God and the staff at these two hospitals for Thankyou!!!****
Glad to hear you are okay, Jcrulesfootball!

I, too, must thank St Helier A&E for the way that they handled my Grandad about this time last year.

As a member of the KOSHH (Keep Our St Helier Hospital) campaign, I am delighted to hear that targets have been met. Well done to all those who made that happen!

I am hoping that the London Quality Standards, mentioned above by Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Sutton and Cheam, Emily Brothers, are not going to be used to set St Helier up to fail. You see, I've seen new 'standards' be used in the world of teaching in order to push through highly unpopular changes. This is unfortunately what happens in the public sector when you live in an overly centralised liberal democracy.
[quote][p][bold]Jcrulesfootball[/bold] wrote: I was admitted too Epsom A&E ITU and then St Helier ITU and HDU last march 2013 I was in an induced coma for two weeks from septicaemia following a cat bite,this then became septic shock and all my organs went into shutdown mode,I nearlly didn't make it but thanks too the ITUS at both Epsom and St Helier I survived, I have no damage too any of my organs and have my life too thank both God and the staff at these two hospitals for Thankyou!!!****[/p][/quote]Glad to hear you are okay, Jcrulesfootball! I, too, must thank St Helier A&E for the way that they handled my Grandad about this time last year. As a member of the KOSHH (Keep Our St Helier Hospital) campaign, I am delighted to hear that targets have been met. Well done to all those who made that happen! I am hoping that the London Quality Standards, mentioned above by Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Sutton and Cheam, Emily Brothers, are not going to be used to set St Helier up to fail. You see, I've seen new 'standards' be used in the world of teaching in order to push through highly unpopular changes. This is unfortunately what happens in the public sector when you live in an overly centralised liberal democracy. Pippa Maslin
  • Score: 1

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