Today BBC Scotland have:
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital records worst A&E waiting timeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-63793352
They know it’s stupid, I’m sure, but BBC Scotland and the press love to jump on a bad one-week stat to get a headline.
One week variations, as our Stats Correspondent, Jamie (12) insists, are meaningless.
The 20 November figure of 35.1% follows figures of 42.3%, 45.6% and 40.8% giving a four-week average of 41%.
Public Health England only publishes monthly, but in September 2022, 8 NHS England trusts did less well than QEUH. No part of BBC England News has shown any interest in these figures. Had they, neither the English Health Secretary nor his shadow would have got a word in.
For better quality public service reporting on the QEUH, try this: