NHS Scotland’s A&E departments see around 300 000 patients in a year. Around 5% wait more than 12 hours because after triage they have been found to be not at serious risk.
A Scottish Cons freedom of information request found one person who waited 84 hours, nine months ago. We are not given the full details. There are beds in A&E. Did they wait in one of those as seems likely. Did the medics try to send them home but they refused to go?
The Cons also found ‘others who were not treated for 79, 64 and 53 hours‘ so that’s another 3 from the more than 300 000?
So, over a year, four people out of more than 300 000, waited a very long time? 0.001%