In the BBC Scotland report on the right, on ambulance waiting times, there are no statistics, no data, no figures, merely ‘stories.’
It seems the stories have just ’emerged’ but we know better than that. They have been gathered after social media trawling of this kind:
Not reported of course:
Scotland’s Accident/Emergency services 20% better as NHS England fall to lowest ever: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2021/09/08/scotlands-accident-emergency-services-20-better-as-nhs-england-fall-to-lowest-ever/
The Scottish Ambulance Service changed the way it responds to the most unwell patients in 2016 with 999 call handlers giving the highest priority to incidents such as cardiac arrests. An evaluation of the changes has found the system has saved the equivalent of 1182 lives. Under the new system, call handlers are taking longer on the phone to despatch paramedics and some lower priority calls are waiting longer for an ambulance. A Freedom of Information request by the Scottish Conservatives revealed that an additional 62 patients were saved in Lothian as a result of the changes in 2017.
Or this from an earlier report:
The Scottish government said 99% of calls were handled in under 30 minutes.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58530550