£400k funding for Nottingham’s A&E to help reduce waiting times
Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust is to receive £400,000 to help it meet emergency department targets.
NUH is one of 70 hospital trusts to have successfully bid for capital funding from the Department of Health to help ease pressure on emergency departments next winter.
The funding – the first allocation of a £100m ring-fenced pot – is designed to help hospitals meet the national target of admitting, transferring or discharging 95 percent of patients within four hours of their arrival at A&E.
Latest figures show that NUH, which manages the emergency department at the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC), saw 76.6 percent of patients within the four-hour window in 2016/17, and the trust says its performance is improving.
NUH issued two ‘black alerts’ over its emergency department last winter after “unprecedented” patient numbers left the emergency department with no available beds, and long waits to be seen and treated.
Urgent and emergency treatment at the QMC was rated as ‘requiring improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission in February.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the A&E department at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop, is to receive £386,000 of funding from the Department of Health.
Source: Nottingham Post