Latest NHS figures for September 2016 show that Hillingdon Hospital A&E provided the worst service for seriously ill (Type 1) patients in the whole of England. The combined Type 1 figures for Northwick Park Hospital and Ealing Hospital A&E units were 11th worst nationally. Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospitals’ combined A&E performance came out 12th worst.
NW London A&E performance plummeted in September 2014 following the closure of both Central Middlesex Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital A&E units. Since this date A&E performance throughout NW London has never materially improved.
This consistent poor performance is all the more worrying given the fact that there has been no increase in demand for A&E services in NW London at least since Spring 2013 (when NHS A&E performance data was first extracted and analyzed).
Thanks to Colin Standfield for continuing to extract and analyze this NHS data.