Scotland’s Accident/Emergency services 20% better as NHS England fall to lowest ever

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In July 2021, NHS Scotland’s Accident & Emergency services saw 81.5% of patients within 4 hours. Only 2.8% waited more than 8 hours and only 0.6% waited more than 12 hours.

In the same period, NHS England’s performance fell to the lowest figure ever recorded – 67.7%. They do not seem to publish the percentages for those waiting longer but simple arithmetic estimation suggests many more do.

Also, attendance at Scotland’s A&E departments was much higher with 132 595 compared to 847 679. With 10 times the population, NHS England should be receiving 1 320 000, roughly, 50% more.

Sources:

https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/ae-activity-and-waiting-times/ae-activity-and-waiting-times-month-ending-31-july-2021/

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/

4 thoughts on “Scotland’s Accident/Emergency services 20% better as NHS England fall to lowest ever

    1. ‘Context’ and BBC editorial decision support principles applied to Scottish news?

      (‘negative’ news ) – (context) = maximum ‘negative’ effect of news output

      (‘positive’ news)*(omission bias factor) – (context) = minimum ‘positive’ effect of news output

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