The massive superiority of Scotland’s A&E Services over those in England during the Winter of 2016/2017

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Throughout December 2016, January and February 2017, 21% of patients at England’s emergency departments spent longer than 4 hours in A&E. That means for clarification and comparison with the Scottish figures below, only 79% were seen and treated within 4 hours. In 2013/2014 , only 7% had to wait more than four hours. 3% had to wait more than 12 hours in Winter 2016/2017 with the figure as high as 15% in Leicester.

In Scotland, the figures were presented monthly rather than quarterly for December 2016 and January 2017 then weekly from February 2017.

In the month ending 31 Dec 2016 92.6% of attendances at A&E services were seen and resulted in a subsequent admission, transfer or discharge within 4 hours. Only 0.1% of patients spent more than12 hours in an A&E department.

In January 2017, 91.8% of attendances at A&E services were seen and resulted in a subsequent admission, transfer or discharge within 4 hours. Only 0.3% of patients spent more than

12 hours in an A&E department.

During the week ending 26 February 2017, 91.5% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 houts. 0.1% spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.
During the week ending 19 February 2017, 92.9% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours. 0.1% spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.
During the week ending 12 February 2017, 92.0% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours. 0.2% spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.
During the week ending 5 February 2017, 91.3% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours. 0.1% spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.
The contrast could not be more stark. Consistently, A&E departments in Scotland have dealt with patients within 4 hours around 92% of the time while their English equivalents have only managed 79%. A tiny percentage, typically 0.1% of Scottish admissions, have had to wait more tha 12 hours while 3% had to in England.

This should be condemned as a failure to manage the NHS by the Conservative Government in England and praised as a significant achievement by the SNP-led Scottish Government during the challenging winter months.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=NHS+Englad+A%26E+dealys&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-ab&gfe_rd=cr&ei=wWALWabTG4P98wehlouIAQ#tbs=qdr:m&q=NHS+England+A%26E+delays+percentage

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Emergency-Care/Publications/2017-02-07/2017-02-07-ED-Summary.pdf

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Emergency-Care/Publications/2017-03-07/2017-03-07-ED-Summary.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “The massive superiority of Scotland’s A&E Services over those in England during the Winter of 2016/2017

  1. broadbield May 5, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Excellent analysis of excellent results. I await Roothie praising the FM for getting on with the day job of, among other things, improving the performance of the Scottish NHS and her call for the PM to get on with the day job of saving England’s NHS which seems to be in dire straits by comparison.

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