Drop in wait­ing time stats for A&E

East Kilbride News - - COMMUNITY POLICING - Nicola Find­lay

The lat­est sta­tis­tics for East Kil­bride’s A&E de­part­ment have shown a slight dip in per­for­mance.

Fig­ures for the week end­ing Sun­day, March 25 re­veal that 90.4 per cent of pa­tients were ad­mit­ted or dis­charged within the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment four-hour tar­get at Univer­sity Hospi­tal Hairmyres.

This is a slight drop on the pre­vi­ous week which saw 91.2 per cent of pa­tients seen within the four-hour tar­get time.

The NHS La­nark­shire av­er­age was 90.9 per cent and the NHS Scot­land av­er­age was 88.3 per cent – which Hairmyres ex­ceeded.

Mean­while, Hairmyres also saw a bet­ter level of per­for­mance than Univer­sity Hospi­tal Wishaw where 87.4 per cent of pa­tients were ad­mit­ted or dis­charged within the four-hour tar­get.

But Hairmyres fared worse than Mon­k­lands in Air­drie which recorded a fig­ure of 95.5 per cent for the same week – above the gov­ern­ment tar­get.

Fig­ures also recorded the num­ber of pa­tients who waited more than eight hours and 12 hours at the health board’s acute sites.

At Hairmyres, nine pa­tients waited more than eight hours while just one waited over 12 hours.

That was com­pared to 19 and three re­spec­tively for the pre­vi­ous week.

Bosses at NHS La­nark­shire say all staff work hard to en­sure pa­tients are seen as quickly as pos­si­ble – but urge the pub­lic to make use of ser­vices in the com­mu­nity.

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