Despite a 10% increase in those attending A&E departments over the last five years, Scotland’s performance across 2017 averaged 92.9% seen within four hours. Scotland’s A&E service has now significantly outperformed those of NHS England by around 10% for more than two years. See:
Despite increased patient numbers and as winter approaches, Scotland’s A&E departments continue to outperform NHS England. Meanwhile Scotland’s Unionist media seem scared to predict a crisis after last year’s crisis failed to materialise.
Due to a spike in flu outbreaks and falls due to ice, the figure for week ending 10th December has fallen to 86.9%. I can only imagine what Reporting Scotland are making of this. Calls for resignations? NHS England have not released figures for this period yet but for week-ending November 17, it was 83% in Type 1 departments (with consultants).