Thanks to stewartb for alerting me to this.
From the Royal College of Emergency Medicine today:
“Once again Emergency Departments have recorded the worst performance on record, the worst four-hour performance and the highest number of 12-hour waits. Patients are waiting for increasingly long periods for an ambulance, in the back of an ambulance and in crowded Emergency Departments. We know that long waits in Emergency Departments can lead to associated harm and even death.https://rcem.ac.uk/emergency-care-crisis-putting-patients-at-risk-as-they-face-longest-waits-on-record/
Only 58.8% were seen in 4 hours. BBC UK/England’s websites are not covering this. Opposition parties are silent.
Two days ago, BBC Scotland headlined ‘Scottish A&E waiting times reach new record high’ and gave this platform to all three of the opposition parties:
Scottish Conservative health spokesman Craig Hoy said the latest figures should be “a new source of shame” for Health Secretary Humza Yousaf
“Despite the heroic efforts of our frontline NHS staff, more and more patients are suffering increasingly lengthy waits as a result of his failures,” he said.
“The health secretary has been asleep at the wheel and has refused to accept that his NHS recovery plan has failed to fix the problems in our NHS.”
Scottish Labour health spokeswoman Jackie Baillie said the crisis in A&E was deepening.
“While frontline NHS staff work tirelessly around the clock, Humza Yousaf has completely failed to make any meaningful attempt to address the underlying problems or control this crisis,” she said.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said: “Week after week we are seeing NHS patients and staff in need of new hope, but little significant action from this SNP-Green government to provide it.”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-62134874
The monthly figures for NHS Scotland’s A&E departments have not be published yet but they can be gathered from the weekly data. The June figure is 68.5% seen in 4 hours, 17% better than NHS England’s 58.5%.