A&E unit wait­ing times are re­vealed

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Wait­ing times con­tin­ued to im­prove at Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Hairmyres, which was the top-per­form­ing A&E unit in La­nark­shire again.

Lat­est sta­tis­tics re­veal 94.4 per cent of pa­tients were ad­mit­ted, trans­ferred or dis­charged within four hours at the East Kil­bride fa­cil­ity – com­pared to 91.6 per cent the pre­vi­ous week.

And Hairmyres also topped the aver­age for NHS La­nark­shire and NHS Scot­land which were 90 per cent and 87.4 per cent, re­spec­tively.

The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s four-hour tar­get is 95 per cent.

And the A&E at Hairmyres out­per­formed Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Mon­k­lands in Air­drie, where 91.9 per cent of pa­tients were seen within four hours and Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Wishaw – the fig­ure there was 84 per cent.

The lat­est fig­ures go on to re­veal that five pa­tients waited over eight hours but no one waited more than 12 hours at Hairmyres A&E. This com­pares to four and no one re­spec­tively at Mon­k­lands and 12 and one at Wishaw.

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