NHS bosses have missed their four-hour waiting target for the accident and emergency department at Salford Royal, according to latest figures.

Clinical commissioners have been told that the performance for the city hospital was 83.6 per cent during November 2019, against a target of 95 per cent.

But a clinical commissioning board meeting was told that attendances at the Salford Royal casualty unit had substantially increased year-on year, from 8,866 to 13,760.

And it was also noted that Salford was the best-performing A&E department across Greater Manchester for the same month.

Several measures have been put in place in a bid to turn around the situation, board members heard.

These include deflecting more patients towards more appropriate provisions, such as either the urgent care centre or the community urgent care team, as well as looking at home care capacity.

Other Greater Manchester-wide work has focused on incoming neurology and stroke patients.