It’s even worse than the reporting suggests and a dramatic 11% worse than in Scotland. As before, the reporting uses the NHS England figure for ‘all’ A&E departments when only the Type 1 departments are meaningfully comparable with those in Scotland, N Ireland and Wales and the latter two are even worse than those in England!
The BBC is aware of this:
The average for NHS Scotland in January 2019 was 87.2% seen within 4 hours.
The figure for A&E in England is 76.1% seen within 4 hours and not 84.4%. See this:
|Percentage of attendances within 4 hours|
|Percentage in 4 hours or less (all)||Percentage in 4 hours or less (type 1)||Percentage in 4 hours or less (type 2)||Percentage in 4 hours or less (type 3)|
|Nov 18: 87.6%||81.1%||98.6%||99.1%|
|Dec 18: 86.4%||79.3%||99.1%||99.0%|
|Jan 19: 84.4%||76.1%||98.7%||98.9%|
The figure for all A&E departments is distorted by those for the walk-in-centres and minor injury units.