December’s A&E waiting performance worst since target was set



Waiting times for Accident and Emergency treatment hit their worst levels on record in December, official NHS statistics have revealed.
The most recent monthly statistics showed 85.1 per cent of the 141,988 patients attending A&E services were admitted, transferred or discharged within the Scottish Government’s four-hour target time. This was the lowest since the 95 per cent target was set in 2007.
A total of 3,301 (2.5 per cent) patients waited for more than eight hours while 817 (0.6 per cent) waited for more than 12 hours in December.
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6 February 2018 in Politics, Views: 54
Source: Scotsman
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