PERFORMANCE: ‘Risk remains’ about accident and emergency performance at West Middlesex University Hospital, board papers reveal.

Its year-to-date total against the type-one target is 94.4 per cent, but was 95.7 in August, the first time in three months it had been over the 95 per cent threshold.

The report said: “The department is currently achieving an average time from arrival to departure of under three hours.”

It added: “Despite the progress, the risk around year end achievement of the four-hour target remains with the trust yet to achieve the target year to date. The clinical commissioning group have been advised that there is a risk around winter planning and whole health economy mitigations that need to be in place to support the trust.
“Additionally transformation work within the trust still needs embedding to secure the changes needed.”

West Middlesex will receive £2.3m of the government’s £500m A&E bailout fund.