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.