Reporting Scotland blinks as NHS Scotland smashes addiction treatment waiting times!



Drug rehab centre near Edinburgh

In the period from 1st October to 31st December to 31st December 2018:

  • 6 105 people, 94.4%, waited less than three weeks for alcohol treatment;
  • 4 445 people, 93.1%, waited three weeks or less for drug treatment.

The target is 90%.

In Scotland’s prisons 97.8% were seen within three weeks or less.

Click to access 2019-03-26-DATWT-Summary.pdf

For context, in England:





5 thoughts on “Reporting Scotland blinks as NHS Scotland smashes addiction treatment waiting times!

  1. Alasdair Macdonald March 27, 2019 / 11:02 am

    Nothing on the BBC website, either. However, we might yet have “one in 20 addicts not treated within target period”. ‘Tha’s pure bad’, Jenny Marra, SCALP spokesperson, in association with DC Thomson Publishing.

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    • gavin March 27, 2019 / 11:31 am

      Will Jenny Marra start—-“Once upon a time an evil Queen ruled in the land of BAD…………………………………….

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      • gavin March 27, 2019 / 11:34 am

        Will Jenny Marra finish…..”This was just a fairy tale I’ve told you, children, and fairy tales aren’t true…………………………………so don’t be scared”!

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  2. Ludo Thierry March 27, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    Meanwhile Scotland’s Baby Box uptake level reaches 96%! Link and snippets from site below:

    Uptake jumps to 96% as 80,000 deliveries made to parents.

    The new Baby Box design, created by a team of children and young people, has been unveiled.

    The new design features iconic landmarks such as Ben Nevis, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Edinburgh Castle.

    It comes as research shows that 80,873 Baby Boxes have been delivered since they were launched in August 2017, when demand was 85%. In the third quarter of 2018, demand for Baby Boxes from expectant parents soared to 96%.

    In addition to the redesign, the box will encourage families to become more environmentally friendly, with parents-to-be receiving a voucher for a reusable cloth nappy and liners from Glasgow-based company Tots Bots.

    Scotland’s Baby Box contains a selection of clothes from newborn up to the age of six months, as well as every day must-haves, like a bath towel, a travel changing mat, muslin cloth squares, a bib and a digital thermometer. Every Baby Box also comes with a number of books which parents and children can read together.

    Maybe Jenny Marra’s ‘Bumper Book of NHS Scotland (fictional) Tales of Gloom and Horror’ will be included in the books?

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    • Alasdair Macdonald March 27, 2019 / 5:38 pm

      This news about baby boxes must surely lead to another phone in for Kaye Adams to kick baby boxes to pieces based on the opinion ‘expert’ in packaging, who is childless.


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