North Cumbria’s hospitals have performed above the national average for emergency care.

The Trust is ranked as 44th out of 138 Trusts in England for Accident & Emergency performance at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

The national standard is that 95% of patients should be seen, treated, admitted or discharged from A&E in under four hours.

The national average for all trusts in August was 85.4% and the Trust’s overall performance was 90.6%.

Almost 8,000 people attended the Trust’s two A&E departments in August.

North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust said:

I am very pleased that we are consistently performing above the national average against the emergency care standard which is a real testament to the hard work of our staff who are committed to providing patients with timely access to quality care.

Stephen Eames, Chief Executive, North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust