In November, NHS England’s A&E departments saw 76.8% of patients within 4 hours.
In the same month and in a colder climate, NHS Scotland’s A&E departments saw 88.5%.
Depending on how you do the sums, NHS Scotland was 11.7% better or 15.2% (11.7% of 76.8) better.
NHS Scotland saw 98% in 8 hours. NHS England did not report that one.
Turned into a herald headline:
‘Injured patients wait billions of hours in A&E!’