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Meet one of the fastest improving emergency department services in the UK

At a time when emergency departments are under increasing pressure, one department has been commended for its progress
ED services at East Lancashire NHS Trust are improving

At a time when emergency departments are under increasing pressure, one trust's department has been commended for improving its performance

  • Recent Care Quality Commission report states that urgent and emergency services are the poorest performing in the acute hospital sector
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has been praised for its improvements and introduction of a home support service team
  • Healthcare professionals can work together to identify people at risk of an emergency department visit and offer support at home instead

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has one of the fastest improving emergency department (ED) services in the country.

Historically, it was among the worst performing trusts for ED waiting times and in 2013 was placed in special measures.

Now the trust is rated ‘good’ with its

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