Details of new waiting targets for trusts

New guidance, seen by HSJ, sets out what is expected of mental health and acute trusts to meet the new emergency access and waiting time targets.

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  • All emergency and urgent mental health patients in A&E and hospital wards should be seen within one hour by liaison psychiatry staff
  • Emergency patients should be treated within four hours and urgent patients within 24 hours
  • Trusts to submit how quickly they respond to emergency mental health crises at hospitals from April
  • New guidance tells trusts to report if they are hitting emergency and urgent mental health liaison target

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