FIFTY-SEVEN patients were kept waiting in A&E longer than the four-hour target period in a single week last month at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital, figures have revealed.
Five patients were left waiting on trolleys for between four and 12 hours, six ambulances were left queuing outside A&E and 21 beds were blocked.
But those figures were all significantly below the national average and were released as part of the NHS weekly tracker, relating to the week ending December 15.
It was also revealed that despite the level of demand, the hospital is currently meeting its target of seeing 95 per cent of patients within the four-hour target.
The data also shed light on the pressure staff at the Belvedere Road unit are under at the height of the winter period.
During the week, 1,115 patients came through the doors of the A&E department - an average of 159 every day - while there was also 305 emergency admissions for staff to contend with.