Trust which runs Whipps Cross Hospital hits key targets but misses others

Barts Health NHS Trust, which includes Whipps Cross Hospital, has hit two key targets set by the Government but did not reach the expected standard in others.

The Trust hit targets for patients starting cancer treatment within 62 days of urgent GP referral and for patients starting mental health therapy within six weeks of referral; but failed to reach the expected targets for patients treated or admitted within four hours of arrival at A&E and patients having planned operations and care within 18 weeks of referral.

Hits
86.2% of patients started cancer treatment within 62 days of urgent referral by the GP against a Government target of 85%.

98% of patients started mental health therapy within six weeks of referral against a Government target of 75%.

Misses
86.5% of patients in the Barts Health NHS Trust were treated or admitted within four hours of arrival at A&E against a Government target of 95%.

83.9% of patients had planned operations and care within 18 weeks of referral against a Government target of 92%.

The methodology and data has been revealed by an interactive tracker on the BBC News website which also details standards reached across England and targets set by the Government.

The most recent rating (November 2017) for the Barts Health NHS Trust by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England, was “requires improvement”.

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