Scotland’s emergency services still outperforming all other UK nations

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In October 2022, NHS England A&E departments saw only 54.8% of those attending within 4 hours. Barking, Havering And Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust saw only 33.6% within 4 hours.

NHS Wales data is presented so as to conceal the performance of the major departments comparable with those elsewhere in the UK, but after some adding up and dividing, I get 56.7%, slightly better than NHS England.

For Northern Ireland, the figure is a shocking 45.2% and has been under 50% for more than a year now.

The equivalent for NHS Scotland, based on the weekly returns, was 64.4% seen in 4 hours, 17.5% better than NHS England.

NHS Forth Valley, which has recently been taken into special measures managed only 39.6%. Eight NHS England trusts did less well than Forth Valley. 17 NHS England trusts and 5 integrated care boards are in special measures.

Sources:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/ae-attendances-and-emergency-admissions-2022-23/

https://statswales.gov.wales/Catalogue/Health-and-Social-Care/NHS-Hospital-Waiting-Times/emergency-department/performanceagainst4hourwaitingtimestarget-by-hospital

Click to access hs-niwts-ecwt-q2-22-23.pdf

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-13-november-2022/

https://www.england.nhs.uk/system-and-organisational-oversight/national-recovery-support-programme/

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