Scotland’s emergency services fastest in UK by some way

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In Scotland during September 2021, 76.1% of attendances at A&E services were seen and resulted in a subsequent admission, transfer or discharge within 4 hours.

In September 2021, NHS England A&E departments saw 64% within 4 hours

In September 2021, NHS Wales A&E departments saw 66.8% within 4 hours

The Northern Ireland figures have been delayed to 12 November but in June, only 59.7% were seen within 4 hours.


4 thoughts on “Scotland’s emergency services fastest in UK by some way

  1. If you twist the ties at the side of your masks it seals it better and of course, wear two masks, one like the one in the pic and a good cloth one on top, preferably with a clear and distinct tartan pattern, or a nice Saltire, though I get dirty looks around our parts when I don that one lol! Some masks take a filter if double sewn, and you can use a coffee filter cut to shape, if necessary…better than nothing.

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  2. Reporting Scotland had a piece this evening on A&E in Scotland. It reported on the new guidelines issued to NHS boards for assessing/screening needs of those attending main A&E departments and potentially re-directing patients to a more appropriate source of help.

    The contrast between the content of the RS coverage and that of an article on the same subject on the BBC News website is notable. Any guess which source gave least perspective, least reassurance?

    These are the bits of information that Reporting Scotland chose NOT to provide:

    1) ‘The guidance being issued by the Scottish government for all health boards is based on a redirection policy that NHS Tayside has had in place for the last 23 years.’

    2) Emergency Medicine Clinical Lead for NHS Tayside Dr Alison White said the policy “provides people with better care than could be provided by emergency department staff”. She added: “It also ensures specialist emergency medicine skills are directed towards those who need us such as people who have suffered a stroke, significant injury or heart attack, so care is delivered in a timely manner.”

    And 3) ‘Dr Andrew Buist, chairman of the BMA’s Scottish GP committee, said: “Redirection – at A&E front door by senior clinical decision makers – has proven to be a very effective intervention method over the years at NHS Tayside. “It makes sense to have this model in place across the system”.

    So BBC Scotland – the so called public service broadcaster – had all this information but the editors of Reporting Scotland decided NOT to give this information – not perspective, not reassurance, not evidence of justification, not BMA support for change – to viewers of its ‘flagship’ peak time news programme. We need not wonder why!

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