Bradford, Wibsey

Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust A&E Performance Revealed

BBC news launched an interesting NHS performance tracker this week, detailing how each trust was performing against three key variables.

  • How often ambulances are queing outside A&E for 30 minutes or more (The “target” is 15 minutes)
  • How many “long” A&E waits are there compared to the four hour target
  • How may patients face long waits for treatment. This is defined as longer than the target time of 17 weeks.

Overall Bradford is actually outperforming the National averages in each of the areas. While that may not be a comfort to those facing long waits, it does at least show some positive news compared to other trusts around the country.

17% of ambulances queued longer than the 15 minute target. This compares to 34% around England, though is slightly behind Calderdale and Huddersfield’s results, at 14% of time. It was also interesting to note that Ambulance arrivals were up 7.34% year on year as a whole.

When it comes to long A&E waits 26% of Bradford patients waited longer than the 4-hour target time. England’s average was 30%, while Calderdale patients were affected in 1 in 3 cases (33%)

1 in 3 (33%) Bradford patients faced a longer than 18 weeks for their treatment this year, compared to the England average of 42%. Calderdale was 28% and has improved it’s number from 37% in 2022 despite an increase of 11% in the waiting list number.

If you’d like to check your local NHS trust, the BBC tracker can be found here

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