In Brief: Essex Rivers Healthcare trust hits waiting list target
Essex Rivers Healthcare trust has announced that it has hit its waiting-list target for the first time since 1996 by getting lists down from 7,614 last April to 5,926 in March, passing its target of 6,238.Chief executive Mike Pollard said staff had 'worked beyond the call of duty'.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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