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The Liverpool and Merseyside hospitals with the worst A&E waiting times 

These Merseyside NHS trusts have the highest percentage of patients waiting over four hours at accident and emergency departments.

A new report ranks NHS trusts with the highest percentage of their patients waiting over four hours at their accident and emergency departments across Merseyside.

Guidelines say at least 95% of A&E patients should be admitted to hospital, transferred to another provider or discharged within that four hour time limit. However, according to the study, all the NHS trusts responsible for the major emergency departments in Merseyside did not hit the target.

Using NHS data for July, August and September 2023, the research - conducted on behalf of ePower Trucks, who provide electric hospital equipment - calculated the percentage of attendees waiting longer than the four hours from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge.

Listed below are the five Merseyside NHS Trusts with the highest percentage of patients waiting over four hours at A&E.

*Certain Trusts in the region had no data recorded like Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust so these are not included.

Using NHS data for July, August and September 2023, the research - conducted on behalf of ePower Trucks, who provide electric hospital equipment - calculated the percentage of attendees waiting longer than the four hours from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge.

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