Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust A&E failing after nine years of Tory cuts
Figures reveal that last month only 82.9per cent of patients at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were seen in A&E within four hours. 3,094 people were forced to wait for hours to be seen.
NHS Trusts are required to ensure that 95 per cent of patients are seen within four hours. The figure for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this month is even lower than the English average of 84.4 per cent, which is the lowest performance on record.
Chris Webb, responding to the performance data, said:
“A&E waiting times across the country are now at their worst level since records began, and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis suffering. It’s a damning indictment of how years of Tory austerity and wider cuts have hit the NHS here.
“Ministerial incompetence has left our NHS with chronic shortages of NHS staff with no clear idea of how to sort this out. Paul Maynard MP must speak out against what their party has done to Blackpool Victoria Hospital
“Yet again today’s figures reveal an NHS in desperate crisis and a Government failing patients.”