The performance of our local Leighton Hospital in Crewe is appalling.The number of patients waiting more that four hours for A&E has more than doubled in the last year.
12,200 patients,17% of all patients, had to wait longer than four hours in A&E.
Out of the 139 Hospital trusts in England,Leighton is near the bottom of the league table at 121.
NONE of the targets for ambulance call out times were met, thus putting lives at risk.
The hospital cannot blame the poor performance on lack of staff.Since 2011 the number of nurses has risen by a whopping 39% and the number of doctors has risen by 27%.
The hospital management has badly let down local people, who are not getting the health service they are paying for in their taxes.Unless there is immediate improvement in the performance of Leighton Hospital, the Government should put in a new management team, who will deliver the first class local health service that local people expect and deserve.
Cllr. Brian Silvester
For Britain Party
Chairman 'For Cheshire'