Scottish A&E Services push within less than 1% of 95% target in November


25 498 people attended Emergency department in Scotland during week-ending 5th November. 94.3% were seen within 4 hours, up from 94% in the last week of October. Only 120 spent longer than 8 hours and only 20 spent longer than 12 hours. Remember, there are beds in all Scottish A&E departments so those spending longer are well-cared for. I know this from personal experience as I was given an overnight bed in A&E because it was late at night, the consultant wanted me to be monitored for some time, and consequently it was not a good time to transfer me to a ward.

The NHS England data for November week 1 are not yet published but in October, only 84.9% were seen within 4 hours in Type 1 departments while 90.1% were seen across all four types. A Type 1 Emergency department is defined as: ‘a consultant-led 24-hour service with full resuscitation facilities and designated accommodation for the reception of accident and emergency patients.’

I think that makes all Scottish Emergency departments, Type 1 so the gap between them is nearly 10%!


12 thoughts on “Scottish A&E Services push within less than 1% of 95% target in November

  1. Bugger (the Panda) November 19, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    John, do you have the equivalent stats for E,W, and NI?


  2. Alasdair Macdonald November 19, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Will the BEEB report it as “20 people spend more than 12 hours on trolleys in A&E!”


    • gavin November 19, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      John could change his “headline” from Talking up Scotland —-to —–News you won’t see on BBC Scotland.

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      • johnrobertson834 November 19, 2017 / 10:12 pm

        I would but then they’d catch me out with one every now and then


    • johnrobertson834 November 19, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      ’20 people spend more than 12 hours suffering in agony on trolleys?


      • John November 20, 2017 / 12:05 pm

        They would only catch you out , “once in a generation ” though John !

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Clydebuilt November 20, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    Monday 20th just heard Allerga Stratton on ITN news say that the situation in England’s A&E is repeatsd in Wales Scotland and NI.


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