Long waits faced at Blackburn A&E

This Is Lancashire: Longs waits faced at Blackburn A&E Longs waits faced at Blackburn A&E

MORE than 1,000 patients waited longer than four hours for emergency care at the Royal Blackburn Hospital in November, according to official figures.

Bosses at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) have been planning for a winter surge in demand but performance against the national four-hour waiting target has dropped significantly in recent weeks.

Blackburn’s A&E ward was described as ‘chaotic’ on Monday night last week, when dozens of patients waited several hours. In the week ending November 24, 227 out of 1,843 patients waited longer than four hours to be admitted, transferred or discharged from the A&E ward. The target was met in 88 per cent of cases, against the 95 per cent standard.

Numbers breaching the target in the previous three weeks were 270 (86%), 258 (87%) and 259 (86%), while the week ending October 27 saw 448 out of 2,003 patients miss the target, a performance of 78 per cent.

In the first three weeks in October, performance was about 90 per cent. Attendances have remained fairly stable, though admissions have increased slightly, suggesting patients have had more serious or complex problems.

Gill Rose, interim divisional general manager of medicine at ELHT, said: “Delays in the emergency department last week were mainly due to waits for assessment due to a high number of occasions when a large number of patients arrived within a short period of time.”

According to board papers discussed last week, there is a special team in place to monitor the delays and find ways to meet the target.

Bosses are also looking to match medical and nurse staffing to patient arrival times, with the junior doctor rota being revised for February.

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3:46pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Otherhand says...

This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out.
This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out. Otherhand

6:14pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Sajdin says...

I agree with the above, but coupled with individuals who do not need to be there, causes these delays
I agree with the above, but coupled with individuals who do not need to be there, causes these delays Sajdin

8:28pm Wed 4 Dec 13

mavrick says...

there is a severe shortage of staff, there are security staff quite capable of assisting the drunks outside. If people think they need to see a doctor who is to judge otherwise. The real people to blame are the coalition who are forcing massive cuts on all parts of the NHS. Remember it well at election time.
there is a severe shortage of staff, there are security staff quite capable of assisting the drunks outside. If people think they need to see a doctor who is to judge otherwise. The real people to blame are the coalition who are forcing massive cuts on all parts of the NHS. Remember it well at election time. mavrick

9:02pm Wed 4 Dec 13

kapalski says...

Otherhand wrote:
This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out.
So your telling me asians dont drink??thats probably because they are too busy selling their drugs!!
[quote][p][bold]Otherhand[/bold] wrote: This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out.[/p][/quote]So your telling me asians dont drink??thats probably because they are too busy selling their drugs!! kapalski

9:16pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Fire Fly says...

Otherhand wrote:
This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out.
All the asian community know 'which sorts'...??? Well i'd strongly suggest the asian community takes a long had look at the types of things they are involved in before commenting on any other culture.

I can't stand people like you who come on here commenting & passing judgement...as & when your own behaviour is beyond comment, feel free but until then, please zip it.
[quote][p][bold]Otherhand[/bold] wrote: This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out.[/p][/quote]All the asian community know 'which sorts'...??? Well i'd strongly suggest the asian community takes a long had look at the types of things they are involved in before commenting on any other culture. I can't stand people like you who come on here commenting & passing judgement...as & when your own behaviour is beyond comment, feel free but until then, please zip it. Fire Fly

10:36pm Wed 4 Dec 13

easypeasy says...

Otherhand wrote:
This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out.
says you, its the Asian community that's always at the front of the queue for free handouts & anything else you can get your hands on. Its well known that you turn up at these places for a cut on the finger when a plaster will suffice.
As for abusing others take a look at your own culture & listen to the vile language when you go along Audley Range. Abusing the system is top of your list.
[quote][p][bold]Otherhand[/bold] wrote: This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out.[/p][/quote]says you, its the Asian community that's always at the front of the queue for free handouts & anything else you can get your hands on. Its well known that you turn up at these places for a cut on the finger when a plaster will suffice. As for abusing others take a look at your own culture & listen to the vile language when you go along Audley Range. Abusing the system is top of your list. easypeasy

10:38pm Wed 4 Dec 13

easypeasy says...

kapalski wrote:
Otherhand wrote:
This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out.
So your telling me asians dont drink??thats probably because they are too busy selling their drugs!!
totally agree selling drugs and trawling the streets for young girls
[quote][p][bold]kapalski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Otherhand[/bold] wrote: This is disgusting. All the Asian community know which sorts are clogging up the a&e departments on a Friday Saturday night. Drunken antisocial types spewing their guts all over the pavements abusing anyone that goes past with vile language. When they going to start sorting this problem out.[/p][/quote]So your telling me asians dont drink??thats probably because they are too busy selling their drugs!![/p][/quote]totally agree selling drugs and trawling the streets for young girls easypeasy

11:06pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Abbot says...

The golden rule is don't be ill or have an accident on a weekend. A & E is ridiculously understaffed on a weekend.
The golden rule is don't be ill or have an accident on a weekend. A & E is ridiculously understaffed on a weekend. Abbot

1:39pm Thu 5 Dec 13

vicn1956 says...

It's time you should get a refund from your NI contributions!
It's time you should get a refund from your NI contributions! vicn1956

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