Reporting Scotland tonight:
There have been calls for the army to be drafted in to help deal with the current pressures on the health service. Ambulance union leaders say their crews are regularly queuing for hours at hospitals.
Only one union leader (Jamie McNamee of Unite) appears to call for the army, followed by Gillian Evans of NHS Grampian, the new go-to-woman for BBC Scotland to forecast more doom. Was Prof Bauld getting too positive, too close to the Scot Gov. Where’s Prof Sridhar? Murdo Fraser ban?
Unite is the Labour party’s biggest financial backer.
Almost every time McNamee appears in news report, so does Jackie Baillie, agreeing with each other.
Contradicting their own headline thesis we do get to hear from NHS Scotland that 70% of cases were responded to within 10 minutes and 99% in under 30 minutes.
So, where are these queues of more than 4 hours? The report was not specific. I can find reports of queuing at the Queen Elizabeth, but only there.