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%!