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