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Addenbrooke's in top ten for A&E targets

Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge hits A&E target wait times Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The emergency department at Addenbrooke's hospital has made it into the top ten national list for achieving the four-hour target wait. The Cambridge hospital was 7th out of 145 major A&E departments nationally for achieving the target.

The hospital says 98.6% of patients spent less than four hours in its emergency department.

They hospital added that its Perfect January initiative, where the region's health economy is working together to make sure patients have appropriate, quality and timely care, contributed to this success.

During January the department had 27% fewer GP referrals to the emergency department compared with last year.

"Our performance in January has been extremely positive, which is down to everyone's hard work, enthusiasm and sustained focus on the delivery of Perfect January and the wider patient flow agenda."

– Robbie Ayers, Addenbrooke's Hospital