THE failure of healthcare services to hit Government targets has prompted a Hampshire MP to hold crunch talks with health bosses.

Both Southampton University Hospitals Trust (SUHT) and South Central Ambulance Service have been downgraded following a report by a health watchdog.

Sandra Gidley said she was “very disappointed” as a result of the report.

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Services provided to city residents by SUHT slipped from “good” to “fair”

while services provided by South Central Ambulance Service were described as “weak” in a report by the Care Quality Commission released today.

The report said SUHT, which runs Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital failed in levels of MRSA, the number of operations cancelled and outpatient waiting times.

It also missed targets for waiting times for the rapid access chest pain clinic, the monitoring of data about ethnic groups, ensuring patient care was transferred to the community and promoting equality within the hospitals.

South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet any of its 999 emergency response time targets as well as management of strokes and heart attacks.

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SUHT Performance review
Hampshire PCT Performance review
Winchcester Performance review
South Central Ambulance Service Performance review

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