In the Daily Record today:
New figures show that 45 per cent of patients who presented at University Hospital Ayr’s A&E faced waits longer than the four-hour standard. South Scotland Conservative List MSP, Sharon Dowey, said the figures were “extremely worrying.”
Dowey looks less than worried, I’d say. May be that’s because she knows the context?
First, they’re using one-week statistically unreliable data.
Over the month of December 2022, the University Hospital in Ayr, saw 61.3% in 4 hours. The figure for Scotland as a whole was 59.6%.
For NHS England, managed by Dowey’s party, it was only 49.6%.
61.3% is 23.58% better than 49.6%.