Hospital trust reacts to A&E waiting time figures –

Newly released figures showed that only 73.3 per cent of patients at Shrewsbury amp; Telford Hospital NHS Trust#8217;s Aamp;E departments had been seen within four hours – below the national target of 95 per cent and national average of 90 per cent.

In light of the figures bosses at trust, which manages Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital Telford, have said that their top priority is to ensure patients are treated #8220;safely and appropriately#8221;.

“As we have said on many occasions, our Aamp;E departments are under a great deal of pressure, dealing with increasing attendances and more and more complex conditions, such as respiratory problems, which mean more people are being admitted into our hospitals.

“We know that our performance against the Aamp;E target is nowhere near where we want it to be, but our first priority is to ensure our patients are treated safely and appropriately,#8221; she said.

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