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“Luton is simply the best”

“Luton is simply the best” – this is what the BBC had to say about the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) recently when it published an analysis of its NHS Tracker project since its launch nearly two years ago.

The BBC NHS Tracker provides the public with up-to-date-information about waiting times for accident and emergency units, cancer and routine operations, wherever they live in the UK.

The article singled out the L&D for its exceptional performance being “the only service to consistently meet the A&E and cancer targets – in fact, during the length of the tracker project, it has never missed either. And latest figures show it is a whisker away from hitting the 18-week target for routine operations, such as knee and hip replacements.”

It went on: “Luton has undoubtedly introduced a number of measures that have worked – and are being followed by others. The trust was at the forefront of putting GPs into A&E, which is now a national policy as it helps deal with patients who arrive with fairly minor ailments.

“It also has a state-of-the-art operations centres – fully digitalised – that allows managers to monitor which beds are occupied and how long patients have been waiting.”

You can read the full article here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48624554

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