Month: January 2022

Patient Safety at Risk as Health Care Service in Wales Faces Crisis

The latest Emergency Department performance figures for December 2021 published by the Welsh government show: There were 57,761 attendances to major Emergency Departments (a decrease of 6% on the previous month, November 2021) Four-hour performance at major Emergency Departments was 58.2%, a 0.6 percentage point drop compared to the previous month, November 2021 December 2021 …

Patient Safety at Risk as Health Care Service in Wales Faces Crisis Read More »

RCEM Responds to EMJ Article that Reveals Five Hour+ Waits Increase Risk of Death

Responding to the latest article in the Emergency Medicine Journal ‘Association between delays to patient admission from the emergency department and all-cause 30- day mortality’, Dr Katherine Henderson, President of the Royal College Emergency Medicine, said: “We welcome this paper, which adds to the evidence of what we have long warned – that long-waiting times …

RCEM Responds to EMJ Article that Reveals Five Hour+ Waits Increase Risk of Death Read More »

Nine Out of Ten Stroke Survivors in Wales Would Warn Their Younger Self to Change Their Lifestyle, According to Stroke Association Survey

Nine out of ten stroke survivors would go back in time and urge their younger self to make lifestyle changes which may have prevented their stroke, a new UK-wide survey by the Stroke Association has revealed. Nearly nine out of ten people (87%) surveyed in Wales say they hadn’t realised that they were at risk …

Nine Out of Ten Stroke Survivors in Wales Would Warn Their Younger Self to Change Their Lifestyle, According to Stroke Association Survey Read More »

Worst Ever Four-hour Performance Must be a Call to Action and Call for Metrics that Drive Improvement

Responding to the publication of NHS England quarterly and monthly performance figures, Dr Katherine Henderson, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said: “The situation on the ground is extremely bleak. Staff are overwhelmed and burned out; it is increasingly challenging to provide timely and safe patient care.” The latest monthly Emergency Department (ED) …

Worst Ever Four-hour Performance Must be a Call to Action and Call for Metrics that Drive Improvement Read More »

Login to your account