‘Worst-ever’ NHS England A&E performance is nearly 20% worse than NHS Scotland

Will you take over NHS England, please?

As Reporting Scotland headline an alleged child death from a hospital infection, everywhere else in the BBC is headlining the worst ever A&E performances and even understating the crisis.

In NHS Scotland A&E departments, in October 2019, 89.3% were seen within 4 hours.

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Emergency-Care/Publications/2019-11-05/Summary/index.asp

In NHS England Type 1 A&E departments, only 74.5% were seen within 4 hours. The figure for all departments was 83.6%

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/ae-attendances-and-emergency-admissions-2019-20/

I’ve explained already why only Type 1 departments can be compared with Scottish A&E departments and how counting Type 2 (‘Elastoplast’) departments’ performance at 98% softens and confuses the overall average figure.

NHS Scotland’s A&E is 19.86% better than 74.5% at 89.3%.

4 thoughts on “‘Worst-ever’ NHS England A&E performance is nearly 20% worse than NHS Scotland

  1. “Reporting Scotland headline an alleged child death from a hospital infection” – and what a disgrace that headline and the following article are.

    Without going into any form of verification of the facts the BBC, taking its lead from the initiative of Labour’s Anas Sarwar, has all but averred that a poor, sick child was killed by the NHS in Glasgow.

    I’ve seen many examples of political opportunism and foul play in my 80+ years on this earth but this one far exceeds any of them.

    Shame, shame,shame on Sarwar and the BBC

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