As always, I have long suspected that NHS Scotland would be outpacing NHS England, wounded by corruption and confusion at Westminster, in catching up on operations after the pandemic but it has been difficult to get comparative data.
I need a researcher as well as a carer, and a physio and a dietician and…..
Anyhow, surely the BBC and the Times can be trusted. Don’t answer that.
According to the BBC, 385 000 have been waiting more than a year in England.
In Scotland according to our pals at the Times:
Just over 28 000 have been waiting a year or more.
Regulars know what is coming.
England has ten times the population of Scotland so, all things being equal, might be expected to have 280 030 on the waiting list for a year or more.
But, they have more than 385 000, 27% more, 105 000 waiting longer than they would if they lived in Scotland.