According to BBC Health but nowhere on the BBC Scotland website:
The Royal College surveyed A&E departments across the UK between 8 and 14 November, receiving responses from 70 of about 230 units. During that week:
- 94% of clinical directors said that ambulances had been held outside their buildings at some point before patients could be taken into the hospital
- 61% said ambulances were being forced to queue every day
- About half of emergency departments said care had been provided to patients in non-medical areas such as corridors every day
For once, I managed to get the data but of course a breakdown of the responses for the 4 NHS areas was not available.
However, I did find that only 4 unnamed Scottish health boards responded.
We don’t know if any of them are in the responses bulleted above.
We can be sure that if Reporting Scotland had so much as one decent photo as evidence, we’d know all about it.
Surely Anas Sarwar could just make up two whistleblowers?