Nearly a third of London hospitals miss A&E targets

Just under a third of NHS Trusts in London have missed their A&E targets for four weeks in a row, new figures show.

According to new NHS England statistics, ten out of 38 London trusts failed to meet the national target of seeing and treating, transferring or admitting 95% of patients in four hours.

The 10 London NHS Trusts which missed A&E targets are:

  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust- 83.6%

  • North West London Hospitals NHS Trust- 88.3%

  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust- 89.8%

  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust- 90.7%

  • Ealing Hospital NHS Trust- 93.4%

  • The Whittington hospital NHS Trust- 93.5%

  • Imperial College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust- 93.6%

  • St George's Healthcare NHS Trust- 93.8%

  • West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust- 93.9%

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust- 94.8%

The results include all major A&Es, minor units and walk-in centres, and are findings from the week ending September 21.

An NHS England spokeswoman said:

Over the last three years, front-line staff have made an incredible effort to ensure standards of care remain high. But it is clear the NHS is under pressure. NHS England has allocated an extra £400 million to help keep waiting times low during winter. We are also leading a review into urgent and emergency care - this proposes a fundamental shift in services, which will help reduce pressures on A&E in the longer term.