Glasgow’s A&E crisis the worst in Scotland; SNP must act now - Jo


In Glasgow’s hospitals waiting times over the Christmas period were the worst in Scotland – nearly one in five waited more than 4 hours for treatment. Now East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson wants the SNP to take action and stop deflecting attention from the A&E crisis in Scotland.

The overall Scottish figures showed 88% of patients were seen at A&E units within the target time of four hours – well below the 95% target. In Glasgow, just 82% of patients were seen within four hours. 

The figures published by the SNP Government show that performance has actually worsened compared to last year. Official figures from December 2013 show that 93.5 percent of patients were seen within the four hour waiting time. 

Jo said: 

“After the loss of hundreds of hospital beds, under the SNP’s watch, once again, we can see standards at Glasgow’s hospitals are slipping badly behind.  

"When will the SNP Government stop using every opportunity to forward their independence cause and just get on with sorting out the crisis in Scotland's A&E units?" 

ENDS 

Notes to Editors: 

1.       http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Christmas-and-New-Year-A-E-figures-1455.aspx    

NHS Scotland A&E core site Performance Christmas period (unvalidated) figures are:

Scotland NHS Boards (Core Sites)

2 Weeks Ending the 4th January 2015

Ayrshire & Arran

89.6%

Borders

89.0%

Dumfries & Galloway

96.3%

Fife

87.3%

Forth Valley

83.1%

Grampian

90.6%

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

82.6%

Highland

95.9%

Lanarkshire

89.4%

Lothian

93.4%

Shetland

97.5%

Tayside

98.1%

Western Isles

99.2%

Scotland (Core Sites)

88.8%

  

 

 

 

 

 

2.       Performance last year: (http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Emergency-Care/Publications/data-tables.asp?id=1215#1215)

 

 

 

 

 

Table of 4 Hour Compliance by NHS Board of Treatment (Sep-13 to Dec-13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Hour Compliance

Sep-13

Oct-13

Nov-13

Dec-13

From Sep-13 to Oct-13

From Oct-13 to Nov-13

From Nov-13 to Dec-13

 

 

Ayrshire & Arran

93.3%

94.0%

93.5%

93.1%

0.8%

-0.6%

-0.4%

 

 

Borders

98.2%

98.0%

97.9%

97.9%

-0.1%

-0.1%

0.0%

 

 

Dumfries & Galloway

93.8%

95.6%

95.7%

95.6%

1.9%

0.1%

-0.1%

 

 

Fife

96.2%

95.3%

99.3%

98.5%

-0.9%

4.2%

-0.9%

 

 

Forth Valley

93.4%

93.3%

95.1%

93.6%

-0.1%

1.9%

-1.6%

 

 

Grampian

96.4%

96.8%

97.1%

94.8%

0.4%

0.3%

-2.4%

 

 

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

94.3%

92.0%

92.8%

90.6%

-2.4%

0.9%

-2.4%

 

 

Highland

97.5%

97.3%

97.5%

96.3%

-0.2%

0.2%

-1.2%

 

 

Lanarkshire

92.1%

90.0%

92.3%

92.0%

-2.3%

2.5%

-0.3%

 

 

Lothian

94.0%

93.5%

93.7%

92.3%

-0.6%

0.3%

-1.5%

 

 

Orkney

99.8%

98.8%

99.0%

98.7%

-1.0%

0.2%

-0.3%

 

 

Shetland

98.4%

99.1%

99.3%

98.4%

0.6%

0.3%

-0.9%

 

 

Tayside

99.0%

99.2%

99.4%

99.2%

0.2%

0.2%

-0.3%

 

 

Western Isles

98.0%

99.0%

98.8%

98.2%

1.0%

-0.2%

-0.6%

 

 

SCOTLAND

94.8%

93.9%

94.7%

93.5%

-1.0%

0.9%

-1.3%

 

 

Source: ISD Scotland

Please read accompanying notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

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