More than a third of patients wait in A&E for over four hours at hospitals run by the trust that manages Oldham.

According to information supplied by ePower Trucks, between July and September 32,744, attendees of Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA), which the Royal Oldham Hospital is a part of, waited longer than four hours in A&E.

The electric vehicle company created an A&E waiting time report, gathering information from the NHS, due to the constant issue with patient waiting times in hospitals across England.

The data collated information on the 93,316 patients that visited the trust, which incorporates hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Salford and Rochdale.

Approximately 10,915 people wait long hours for treatment in the trust every month – which equates to 35.1 percent of all patients.

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However, residents attending Bolton NHS Foundation Trust can expect to wait even longer with 37.3 per cent of its 33,388 attendees waiting over four hours in A&E, and 35.9 per cent of the 28,255 patients at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust also waiting longer.

At the other end of the spectrum, only 27.7 per cent of the 125,339 attendees waited longer for treatment at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Over in Ashton-under-Lyme, 10,111 of the 31,816 residents who attended Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust had to wait for over four hours.

Jude Adams, chief of operations at NCA, said: “Across our three accident and emergency departments, we do experience periods of high demand and our colleagues work extremely hard to ensure that patients are seen in order of clinical need.  

“Where appropriate, we ask people to consider if they need to use A&E and whether they could get the help they need from another service, for example, a GP or pharmacist. If people have an urgent but non life-threatening medical need and aren’t sure which service to use – NHS 111 online can provide advice.” 

Meanwhile, outside of the Greater Manchester there were two hospital trusts that had no patients waiting over four hours at A&E.

These were Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, which treated all 26,764 attendees within that time, and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, which dealt with all its 14,823 patients in less than four hours.

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