Stevenson welcome for NHS Grampian waiting times

Stewart Stevenson MSP
Stewart Stevenson MSP

SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, has welcomed new figures that show between 93-95 percent of patients across NHS Grampian were seen within the four hour A and E waiting time target in the last three months of 2014.

Last October 93.6 percent in NHS Grampian reached the four hour target, in November this went up to 95 per cent and there were 94.4 per cent in December 2014 seen within the set time.

These figures exceeded the national averages which were 91.8 percent for October and November 2014, and 89.9 percent for December 2014 respectively.

Mr Stevenson praised the work of staff across Aberdeenshire as this winter has seen unprecedented pressures on A and E departments.

Attendances in 2014 were the highest seen in any year since records began.

In the quarter ending in December, attendances were up from last year, and there were over 9000 more people attending A and E.

Admissions to hospital following an A and E attendance were also at their highest level on record with 101,488 people admitted over the quarter.