Drop in waiting time stats for A&E
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.