Only 66.8% of patients arriving at A&E in Stockport were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to damning figures published today by NHS England.
This is well below the official target of 95% of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.
Nationally, the 95% waiting target hasn’t been met since July 2015. Only 83.6% of patients arriving at A&E across England were treated or admitted in four hours in October, the worst-ever performance since a target was introduced in 2004.
Tom Morrison, Liberal Democrat candidate for Cheadle said:
“It is shameful that patients in Stockport are being abandoned, be it waiting hours for treatment in A&E or months in pain for routine operations. In October alone, 2,946 patients of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust had a waiting time of over four hours."
“These figures reveal the Conservatives’ dismal record on the NHS. For the past four years the Conservatives have utterly failed to invest properly in our health service, leaving local hospitals underfunded, overstretched and understaffed."
“Their extreme Brexit would make a dismal situation worse by driving away the EU nurses the NHS desperately needs."
“The Liberal Democrats will stop Brexit and build a brighter future. We will invest an extra £35 billion in our NHS through a penny on income tax and develop a national recruitment strategy to ensure we never again suffer shortages of nurses, doctors and other health professionals.”