Scotland’s A&E figures show positive results for the Scottish NHS, the health secretary said yesterday.
During the month of August, 94.8% of patients were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within fours hours in Scottish A&E’s. The figures further show an increase in nearly 7,500 attendances compared to July resulting in the highest level of attendances, at 142,950, in any August for three years.
Health Secretary Shona Robison, said: “Our dedicated NHS staff have been working very hard to improve the experience for patients in A&E. Core A&E performance in Scotland has remained consistently better than elsewhere in the UK for the last 17 consecutive months.
“However, we know there is always more to be done, which is why health boards are continuing to implement our six essential actions. These initiatives aim to minimise long delays in A&E and assessment units by improving patient flow throughout all areas of the hospital and community.”
Increased staffing in NHS A&E departments across Scotland is hoping to pave the way to further improvements in the health care system across the nation, with a goal to maintain high performance throughout periods of high A&E activity.
Check the performance of your local NHS here.