BRONGLAIS Hospital’s A&E department was the best-performing major unit in Wales for treating patients within four hours in December, new statistics have shown.

The Cambrian News reported “While many units across Wales were hit by increased demand, including Glangwili and Withybush hospitals, the figures show that Bronglais’ A&E department actually saw the number of patients attending in December drop compared to November.

The figures show that Bronglais had 2,282 patients attend at A&E in December 2017 with 85.7 per cent of those patients seen within the target time of four times.

That is the highest in Wales and above the Welsh average of 78.9 per cent, with Withybush seeing 79.6 per cent of patients within four hours and Glangwili seeing 79.5 per cent inside four hours.

While there has been concern raised over an increase in demand in hospitals in December, statistics show that Bronglais actually had more patients attend A&E in November with 2,336 patients attending.

A total of 85.2 per cent of those patients were seen within four hours.

Bronglais was also the best-performing major A&E unit in Wales in December 2016, when 2,139 patients attended with 88.8 per cent of them seen within four hours.

However, while Bronglais and the other Hywel Dda hospitals were among the best-performing major A&E units in Wales, ambulance response times in the health board area were the joint worst in Wales” here.

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