Emergency care 4-hour national standard

  • Scott, Patricia (PI)

Project: Consultancy

Project Details


Project Manager Emergency Care, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust to investigate Trust-wide compliance with the 4-hour national Emergency Department target. I created a Project Plan to ensure compliance with the national standard of 98% without compromising patient satisfaction. I examined statistical data on length of stay and patient flow at the community, ED, hospital, and patient discharge interfaces.

Key findings

The project successfully achieved a reduction in ED breaches and contributed to a position within the top ten of the national ED breach table. A most successful aspect was strong collaboration with Primary Care Commissioners and Providers to strengthen provision at the PCT/Trust interface.
Effective start/end date1/01/0929/05/09


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