Labour MSP attacks NHS Scotland with English research findings

A period of power: interview with Monica Lennon
(c) Holyrood

In Holyrood, last Friday, Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Scottish Labour) asked the Scottish Government what its response is to reported concerns by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine that lack of capacity in hospitals will lead to A&E delays and ambulance queues.

Click to access WA20201023.pdf

The RCEM study does not offer a ‘regional’ breakdown and is based on a sample of only 89 senior clinicians, representing up to 110 Emergency Departments.

We’ve seen Royal College surveys before with tiny or zero Scottish samples then picked up by opposition politicians or Scottish media to use as evidence of problems here.

I remain happy to be corrected but doubt that I will because if any one had photos of overcrowded emergency departments in Scotland, we’d soon see them.

7 thoughts on “Labour MSP attacks NHS Scotland with English research findings”

  1. Looking at the most recent weekly A&E figures for NHS Scotland published by Public Health Scotland they do not seem to be in anyway out of the ordinary. The number of attendances are not far off the usual pre-Covid levels.

    Here are the main points for the week ending 11th Oct.

    “”Attendances at A&E services in NHSScotland has seen a large drop since the week ending 22 March 2020, this will be due to the measures put in place to respond to COVID-19.

    “”During week ending 11 October 2020:

    “”There were 22,181 attendances at A&E services in NHSScotland.
    88% of attendances at A&E services were seen and resulted in a subsequent admission, transfer or discharge within 4 hours.
    332 patients spent more than 8 hours in an A&E department.
    46 patients spent more than 12 hours in an A&E department.””

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  2. Mibi unionist will photoshop two people (like bbc does continually)
    To make it look like a crowd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    As they do when holding meetings


  3. A car with so may faults it proves useless in the US is generally known as a Lemon, perhaps a lesson there to be learned for Scotland….


  4. Is Monica the next Leader of the Lost Tribe of Labourites?

    She is certainly off to the usual “fake news” flyer!


  5. Monica doing her britnat bit applying English data to Scotland as if we don’t have our own
    The britnats are desperate to present everything as British
    I’m sure Monica calls herself british and not Scottish
    These people are idiots

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  6. Monica wants a second referendum. She is in a party that refuses it.
    Killed and maimed millions in an illegal war. Wasting £Trns. Supported austerity. Leading to deaths. The McCrone Report. Not too good at statistics. Hypocrites.


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