Shortest ever waiting times at local hospitals including St Albans City

SHORTEST-ever waiting times are being logged by the trust which runs the three acute hospitals in West Herts. The West Herts Hospitals Trust has finished the current financial year with 93 per cent of patients who need admitting and 99 per cent of those w

SHORTEST-ever waiting times are being logged by the trust which runs the three acute hospitals in West Herts.

The West Herts Hospitals Trust has finished the current financial year with 93 per cent of patients who need admitting and 99 per cent of those who do not being treated within 18 weeks of referral from their GP.

That is over and above the national figure of 90 per cent of patients needing admission and 95 per cent who do not.

Jan Filochowski, chief executive of the trust which runs St Albans City, Hemel Hempstead and Watford Hospitals, said: "We are very pleased with this huge and sustained improvement. It is very good news for our patients.

"Our patients keep letting us know how important it is that they are treated quickly. That is why our trust made it such a priority to reduce waiting times."

He described the new figure as, "the shortest patient waits in the history of the NHS in West Herts.