Performance information reviewed by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, shows that the services provided by the Trust are performing in most areas to a high standard against national performance indicators.
Commenting after the Board meeting Executive Medical Director, Dr Mark Pugh said: “Despite the pressures over the winter period and in recent weeks, our staff have coped incredibly well, through hard work and a real commitment to our patients. Because of this, across most national performance indicators, we are hitting or exceeding most targets. One area – referrals for suspected breast cancer seen within two weeks, during the period July to September 2012, had a problem. Our latest figures for January 2013 show that we saw 100% of referrals for suspected breast cancer within two weeks and our year to date figure (April 2012 to January 2013) is 93% against the national indicator of 93%. The improvement was due to improved booking methods and an investment in new imaging equipment, which now ensure patients can be seen quickly.”
The benchmarking update, which forms part of the Trust’s performance report presented to the Board meeting in public, shows that the Trust is in the top quartile for five targets, and achieving better than average results in another eight areas.
The Trust’s full performance report can be downloaded from www.iow.nhs.uk/performance.
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