You will no doubt have seen or heard about the latest report into Queens Hospital.
Queens is still failing patients. Its maternity care has improved. Every single woman receives one-to-one care in labour – which I welcome enormously - but the quality of the A&E service is still not good enough. The report highlighted long waiting times, patients being nursed on trolleys and shortages in staff amongst other things. The report also said that the A&E department is designed to deal with 90,000 patients a year but numbers are reaching as high as 132,000.