‘Apocalyptic’ emergency waits of more than 12 hours in NHS England three times more common than in Scotland

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/a-e-hosptial-trolley-waits-patient-deaths-b2135801.html

In the Independent today:

A&E waits are now “apocalyptic” and “worse than ever imagined” leaked NHS data shows, and could be driving 1,000 patient deaths a month, The Independent can reveal. Almost 700,000 people have waited more than 12 hours in A&E in the first seven months of 2022, according to leaked NHS data.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/a-e-hosptial-trolley-waits-patient-deaths-b2135801.html

Unlike Public Health England, Public Health Scotland openly publishes data on waits of more than 12 hours.

From January to July 2022, there were 24 145.*

All things being equal, with 10 times the population, NHS England should have had around 250 000 waits of more than 12 hours but it had almost 700 000, approaching 3 times as many.

*Not having the data for week-ending 31 July 2022, I’ve added the weekly average for July to the figure.

Sources:

https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/nhs-performs-weekly-update-of-emergency-department-activity-and-waiting-time-statistics/nhs-performs-weekly-update-of-emergency-department-activity-and-waiting-time-statistics-week-ending-03-july-2022/

https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/ae-activity-and-waiting-times/ae-activity-and-waiting-times-month-ending-30-june-2022/

2 thoughts on “‘Apocalyptic’ emergency waits of more than 12 hours in NHS England three times more common than in Scotland

  1. not that we in Scotland would GLOAT on these figures

    But that is exactly what unionists do about any ‘bad NEWS’
    Associated with Scot’s

    And the the very same corrupt union nationalists laugh at all
    BAD NEWS PUBLISHED BY EVEN MORE SELF SERVING UNIONIST IN PAPERS

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  2. At least this explains McArdle’s bizarre Herald headline story, and the equally preposterous piece from the BBC in Scotland “Delays to network of NHS Scotland’s treatment centres”.

    London “management” must have gotten wind the leak was going to be published and instructed diversionary stories for Scots.

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