North East Emergency Waiting Times Revealed

6 January 2015, 11:12

Waiting times at A and E departments in South Tyneside are the worst in the North East.

The NHS say only 78% of patients there were seen within a four hour target in the last three months of 2014 - the aim is 95%.

County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust also underperformed, with only 78.6% of people seen within the same time frame.

Nationally 92.6% of patients were seen withing 4 hours - below the target of 95%.

The Health Secretary insists the government's "absolutely determined" to cut waiting times in A and E departments, but insists the service isn't doing badly compared with other countries.


NHS Trust % Of Patients
Waiting Longer
Than 4 Hours
South Tyneside 78%
County Durham And Darlington 78.6%
City Hospitals Sunderland 86.6%
Gateshead 91.3%
Northumbria 91.4%
South Tees Hospitals 92.5%
North Tees And Hartlepool 92.6%
Newcastle 94%


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