I’m not denying that NHS staff are pushed, stressed, and that some patients, in some areas, are waiting longer but let’s have some data and some context so that folk know that it’s still OK to go if you’re worried.
First, are hospitals at or near full capacity? See this:
Busy, I’m sure, but total admissions at just half the level, and ICU just over that, in January and February 2021.
The rise looks steep but remember it follows infection levels and those have now flattened, so admissions will also flatten soon, before falling.
As for staff absences, yes, almost double (1 600) on 7th September what they were (899) on 3rd August but well below that in January/February 2021 (c2 500) and only just over one-third of the level in April 2020 (4 400).
As for A&E waiting times, yes lower, but still far better than elsewhere in the UK and only below 70% in 4 hours in one board, not Glasgow.
Try reporting some facts for us, Gary, Lisa?