A&E wait­ing times on the up

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Nicola Find­lay

Wait­ing times at Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Hairmyres A&E de­part­ment fell be­low the NHS La­nark­shire av­er­age for the sec­ond week in a row.

Sta­tis­tics for wait­ing times at A&Es across Scot­land show for the week end­ing Sun­day, April 22, a to­tal of 84.6 per cent of pa­tients were ad­mit­ted, dis­charged or trans­ferred within four hours.

The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment tar­get is 95 per cent within four hours.

Dur­ing the same pe­riod, NHS La­nark­shire saw 88.8 per cent within four hours while the NHS Scot­land av­er­age was 87.6 per cent.

Mean­while, at Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Mon­k­lands in Air­drie, 94.8 per cent of pa­tients were seen within four hours but at the health board’s other acute site – Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Wishaw – 82.6 per cent of pa­tients were seen within the four-hour time slot.

Lat­est fig­ures show that three pa­tients waited more than eight hours at Hairmyres with 13 hav­ing to wait over 12 hours.

The num­ber of pa­tients seen within four hours saw a slight drop from the pre­vi­ous week, end­ing Sun­day, April 15.

At Hairmyres, 86.4 per cent of pa­tients were seen within four hours.

That com­pares to an NHS La­nark­shire av­er­age of 88.8 per cent for the same pe­riod and an NHS Scot­land av­er­age of 87.4 per cent.

At East Kil­bride’s A&E, 10 pa­tients waited over eight hours while six waited more than 12 hours.

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