89.3% of over 25 000 patients were seen within 4 hours in the last week of December 2018. This compares very favourably with December 2017 when only 78.1% of over 25 000 were seen in 4 hours.
Note: I have use BBC Scotland editorial guidelines in rounding the numbers above.
The December figures for NHS England are not out yet but even in November 2018, only 81.1% were seen in 4 hours.
Note: This was reported pretty fairly on Reporting Scotland las night. They were careful to give the actual percentage which I have previously accused them of withholding in case any viewers were to think ‘91.2%? That’s no bad. I’d take thae odds.’
Note 2: Sadly, veteran demonstrator, Jackie Bird, was unavailable to present this report (sick?), leaving it to the more agreeable presentation of Ms Whyte.