HEALTH

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Last week the Re­former re­ported that hos­pi­tals serv­ing Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang reg­u­larly fail to hit A&E tar­gets.

Fig­ures show NHS Greater Glas­gow and Clyde hos­pi­tals have failed to meet the 95 per cent tar­get ev­ery week this year.

On av­er­age 89.1 per cent of pa­tients go­ing to A&E in Glas­gow have been seen within four hours, com­pared with 91.4 per cent at NHS La­nark­shire hos­pi­tals.

Although Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang fall un­der NHS La­nark­shire, most peo­ple from the area use Glas­gow hos­pi­tals.

So this week we have quizzed our four can­di­dates on what they would do to tackle the is­sue.

We asked the ques­tion: “What needs to be done to im­prove the per­for­mance of the NHS and en­sure pa­tients in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang get the care they de­serve?”

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