During July 2022:
- There were 128,830 attendances at A&E services in Scotland.
- 69.9% of attendances at A&E services were seen and resulted in a subsequent admission, transfer or discharge within 4 hours.
This is the lowest on record and is receiving much media and opposition party interest.
In the same period NHS England had1 385 080 attendances but only manged to see 57% within four hours. This is not receiving media or opposition party comment.
NHS Scotland’s performance is thus 22.8% (13 as a % of 57) better.
Norfolk And Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where the new PM has responsibility for scrutinising its performance, only managed a third-world figure of 39.3%. The figure for the New Southern General in the First Minister’s constituency was 55.4%, 41% better.