Devon PCT among top performers

PUBLISHED: 10:19 26 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:22 15 June 2010

Devon has been rated among the best performers in the country for providing urgent and emergency care according to a report from the health watchdog, the Healthcare Commission.

Devon has been rated among the best performers in the country for providing urgent and emergency care according to a report from the health watchdog, the Healthcare Commission. The report, published today (26 September) shows that Devon is rated second best in the whole country when it comes to providing services such as out-of-hours GP services, urgent care at walk-in centres and minor injuries units, urgent care provided by GPs, emergency department services and ambulance services. Dr Kevin Snee, chief executive of Devon PCT, said: "Everyone who delivers urgent care and emergency services in Devon is to be congratulated for the work they have done to improve access to these services. "This high standard has been achieved through the hard work and dedication of our own PCT staff, GPs in Devon who continue to provide excellent services, staff in the emergency departments in the county's four acute hospitals and those providing ambulance services across the county. "There have been real improvements in the numbers of people getting access to services quickly."The PCT will continue to build on these already excellent services and ensure that we provide the very best health care for our patients.


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