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Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust manages two hospitals, Stafford Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital. We provide healthcare to people in Stafford, Cannock, Rugeley and surrounding areas serving a population of around 276,500.
 

Improvements in Waiting Times at Mid Staffs


01 November 2012

Maggie Oldham, Chief Operating Officer today reports:
 
“At the end of April 2012 the average wait time for patients from being referred by their GP to being treated at Mid Staffs was 26.2 weeks and sadly some patients had to wait considerably longer. This wasn’t good for patients and we made a determined effort to tackle the problem so that patients would be treated as quickly as needed for their particular clinical condition.
 
“The nationally published figures for the end of August showed that we had reduced waiting times to 14.5 weeks for 92% of patients. This progress has continued and the most recent figures at the end of September 2012 show a further reduction to 13 weeks – which is half the average time patients were waiting six months ago.
 
“The Trust will be achieving the 18 weeks’ referral to treatment target by the end of December 2012 for all specialities on an individual basis.
 
“I would like to thank all of our staff who have put a tremendous amount of work into reducing the waiting times. They have not only treated extra patients but have put systems in place to make sure that long waiting times do not recur in the future.”

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Issued By : Communications Team
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