Hackney hospital receives top rating

Homerton University Hospital's Accident and Emergency department is the first to be rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission. The Hackney hospital received an overall rating of 'Good'. The commission found it was safe, effective, caring and responsive to people's needs.

The department had consistently met the government's 95% target for admitting, transferring or discharging patients within four hours since April 2013.