Nearly 20,000 patients wait over four hours for A&E at flagship hospital



Almost 20,000 patients have waited over four hours for treatment at the NHS’s flagship Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) since it opened in May 2015.
Analysis of official figures conduced by the Liberal Democrats found that 19,577 out of 159,123 patients attending A&E have waited more than 4 hours.
That equates to an average performance rate of just 87.7 per cent when it comes to patients being treated within four hours against the against the 95 per cent target.
QEUH only managed to hit the target during two weeks out of 92. Those were the weeks ending 6 December 2015 and 3... read more

 
17 February 2017 in Politics, Views: 39
Source: Scotsman
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