Last week, the Herald trumpeted thousands of beds cut in Scotland and, as today, forgot this, so a quick reminder:
So, Scotland has approaching twice as many beds available for patients than England or Northern Ireland and around 15% more than Wales does.
And, this ‘left waiting in A&E?’ I’ve been in an A&E bed for hours before transfer to a ward. The bed and the staff were at least as good as those in the ward. That headline kind of implies left on trolleys but there is no evidence of that in Scotland’s hospitals. There was in NHS England, last February:
Some 16,500 of them waited over 12 hours – many either stuck on trolleys in corridors or in A&E bays because wards were full.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60334081