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Key standards 2012-13

The financial year for 2012-13 ended on 31 March 2013 and it is the point at which we are measured against most of the standards the government sets for hospitals. Doing well against these means we are providing our patients with the best possible care within the resources and finances allocated to us. 

Below is our performance against these key standards:

Finances

Target: We had a planned deficit of £19.4 million
Result: ACHIEVED with an actual deficit of £12.1 million

Read more about our finances

Infection control

Target: have no more than 4 cases of MRSA bacteraemia
Result: NOT ACHIEVED (8 cases)

Target: have no more than 52 cases of C. difficile
Result: NOT ACHIEVED (71 cases)

Read more about how we tackle infection control

Emergency access

Target: 95% of all patients attending accident and emergency (A&E) departments should be treated, admitted or discharged within a maximum of four hours
Result: ACHIEVED: 96.9%

Read more about our emergency services

18 week wait - the 'referral to treatment standard'

Target: 90% of patients admitted to hospital should receive their first definitive consultant-led treatment within 18 weeks from GP referral (admitted pathway).
Result: ACHIEVED (92.2% - March 2013).

Target: 90% of patients not admitted to hospital should receive their first definitive consultant-led treatment within 18 weeks from GP referral (non-admitted pathway).
Result: ACHIEVED (96.7% - March 2013).

Target: 92% of patients who have not yet started treatment should have been waiting no more than 18 weeks (incomplete pathway).
Result: ACHIEVED (94.7% - March 2013).

Cancer related targets

Target: 93% of patients who have been urgently referred by a GP should be seen within two weeks
Result: ACHIEVED (96.9%)

Target: 96% of patients should be treated within 31 days or less after the initial diagnosis.
Result: ACHIEVED (99.4%)

Target: 85% of patients should be treated within 62 days or less after an urgent referral from a GP
Result: ACHIEVED (87.9%)

Read more about our cancer services

Rapid access chest pain clinic

Target: 98% of patients should be seen within the maximum two week wait for the rapid access chest pain clinic after an urgent referral from a GP.
Result: ACHIEVED (100%)

Genito-urinary medicine (GUM)

Target: 98% of patients should be offered an appointment in a GUM clinic within 48 hours
Result: ACHIEVED (100%)

Read more about our sexual health service

Delayed transfers of care

Target: less than 3.5% of patients should have a delay in transferring their care out of hospital when they are ready to do so
Result: ACHIEVED (2.2%)

Outpatients waiting times

Target: less than one outpatient per month should wait longer than the standard
Result: ACHIEVED (less than 1 per month)

More information

More information is also available in our annual report and accounts
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