Alone across UK MSM, Scotland’s reporters platform ‘grim figures’ like Sandesh Ghoulhane and Jackie Baillie, to drool over Scotland’s A&E departments, in mid-Winter, ‘only’ treating 69.7% in 4 hours.
Only in the 19th and last paragraph of the above do we read:
“Scotland’s core A&E departments continue to outperform those in the rest of the UK, and have done so for more than six years.”
Had BBC England and Sir Keir any interest, they’d still be unable to tell you what the comparable figures for NHS England are because they don’t come out weekly.
We know that in November they only managed 61.9% while Scotland hit 74%, 18% better for that month.
When NHS England publish their December data, be prepared for them to fall below 60%.
Scotland’s ‘second worst ever‘ of 69.7%, I wager, will be again around 18% better.
The real gap with England is probably even greater as NHS England cheats. NHS England starts the clock again after patients are admitted while NHS Scotland counts from arrival in A&E.