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Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust

Royal Cornwall A&E performance back on track

PERFORMANCE: Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust achieved the four-hour accident and emergency target for the first time in 2012-13 during July.

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The trust achieved the target druing 2011-12 with average performance of 96.2 per cent but performance began to detiorate in April and May.

The issue has been recognised as a system-wide problem, exacerbated by the introduction of NHS Pathways at the out-of-hours provider, which has led to an additional 17 patients a day arriving at A&E.

In July 95.4 per cent of patients were admitted or treated and discharged within four hours. The report said actions were contiuing to secure performance recovery.

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