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Since her election as a South Scotland list MSP in 2021, Sharon Dowey (Con) has been almost ‘on the books‘ with the Daily Record.
From July 2021’s Ayrshire’s accident and emergency waiting times are a ‘source of shame’ says Tory MSP to November 2022’s Health secretary should be ‘sacked’ for NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s A&E wait times, Dowey has featured 10 or more times in the Record blaming, but unchallenged, the SNP for the perceived failures of her local hospital.
In that period, University Hospital has commonly had waiting times better than the average for Scotland but such details have been ignored.
Today, from Public Health Scotland, we see for week-ending 22 January 2023:
Number over 4 hours: 157, down 43.7% from 279 in week-ending January 1.
Number over 8 hours: 86, down 34.3% from 131 in week-ending January 1.
Number over 12 hours: 53, down 35.3% from 82 in week-ending January 1.
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The Tories cut NHS funding £20Billion from 2015/20. Instead of increasing it.
NHS Funding £125Billion 2019/20. The Tories spent £918Billion 2019/20. UK Gov Accounts. The NHS needs £10Billion
The Tories claim there is not enough funds to pay essential workers proper remuneration. They wasted £15Billion + on wasted PPE.
Not fit for purpose. The Scottish Gov has to mitigate the costs.
£Billions have been lost on Brexit. EU membership cost £4Billions. The nearest, biggest market. £Billions in jobs, trade and investment from the EU lost
The Scottish Gov has to try to mitigate the cost of and loses.
The Tory perfect storm
The mismanaged pandemic and Brexit loses. Wasting £Billions
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Ah, but … people are having to wait. If it was not for that SNP Government people would not be having accidents and emergencies. And, in any case, Dr Gulhane posits that people can be treated for accidents they might have in the future. And, since most do not have such accidents this proves such treatments are successful. Stands to reason, doesn’t it?