ST Richard’s Hospital trust was in the top three in the entire country in meeting accident and emergency waiting time targets.
The figures, out this week, show the Western Sussex Hospitals Trust was one of only a handful of trusts in England to meet the government’s 95 per cent target for the final quarter of the financial year.
It marks a remarkable and rapid turnabout for the trust, which runs A&E units at St Richard’s and Worthing Hospital.
During the winter, when hospitals up and down the country were at breaking point, Western’s A&E waiting time figures dropped to 82.5 per cent – the first time it had missed the target in several years.
Lead governor Margaret Bamford said: “This fantastic news is testament to the wonderful staff at our hospitals who have turned things around after the problems over the winter.”