PEOPLE who have suffered a heart attack are receiving potentially life-saving treatment more quickly than ever before at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, according to a new report.
On arrival at A&E, patients who have suffered a heart attack receive clot-busting drugs quicker than the national average - and much faster than they would have this time last year.
New figures show the hospital ensured that 89% of patients receive thrombolytic treatment within half an hour of arriving at the hospital, against a national target of 75% - the national average was 83% - compared to just 71% last year.
Dr Paul Dodds, divisional clinical director of emergency care, said: 'There has been a significant improvement in door to needle times.
'We performed really well this year in all categories and are well ahead of the national target of 80% for ensuring patients receive secondary prevention medication.