Yet Scotland’s hospital waiting list is 40% shorter than England’s

The Scotsman

The Scotsman does have a grip but it’s a sweaty, nasty one, by ex Labour or Tory apparatchiks posing as journalists.

Here are the facts again.

In Scotland, as of 30 June 2021, 115 253 patients were waiting to be seen for the key diagnostic tests and 396 771 were waiting to be seen for treatment.

In England, as of 30 June 2021, 1 367 706 patients were waiting to be seen for diagnostic tests and 5 609 000 were waiting to be seen for treatment.

England has 10 times the population so Scotland might be expected to have 136 000 waiting for diagnostic tests but has only 115 000, 21 000 or 18% fewer.

England has 10 times the population so Scotland might be expected to have 560 000 waiting for treatment but has only 396 000, 164 000 or 40% fewer.

NHS Scotland, as in most areas, is performing much better than NHS England

Sources:

https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/nhs-waiting-times-diagnostics/diagnostic-waiting-times-waits-for-key-diagnostic-tests-31-august-2021

https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/nhs-waiting-times-stage-of-treatment/stage-of-treatment-waiting-times-inpatients-day-cases-and-new-outpatients-31-august-2021

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/monthly-diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/monthly-diagnostics-data-2021-22/

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/rtt-waiting-times/rtt-data-2021-22/#Jun21

2 thoughts on “Yet Scotland’s hospital waiting list is 40% shorter than England’s

  1. Ah, another Gina Davidson compendium of Labour and Tory attack lines…
    There is no Scottish NHS crisis, it’s just yet another deflection to what’s going on in England and Brexit.
    On the Vaccine Passports proposal yet to be formulated and debated in Parliament, I give you this choice compilation…

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