NEARLY 30 per cent of A&E patients were not seen within the target four hours at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in the first week of March.
Official figures show the department recorded by far the worst performance of any in Scotland in the week ending March 4.
Just 71.6 per cent of A&E patients were seen within four hours, against a nationwide average of 88.5 per cent. The figure compares to 92.1 per cent at the ERI in the equivalent week in 2017.


Kezia Dugdale said:

“A decade of SNP mismanagement has left our NHS understaffed and under pressure. The figures show that the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is in crisis, meaning patients aren’t getting the care they deserve because staff aren’t getting the support they need.
“A&E is the front door of the hospital but the all-round health service is not getting enough support – be it through public health, primary care or social care.
“Improving these key areas will reduce the pressure on our waiting rooms in the Lothians and across Scotland. Instead the SNP is lurching from one sticking plaster solution to another. It isn’t good enough and it lets patients down.
“That’s why Labour has launched a workforce commission to deliver a blueprint that will fix the SNP NHS staffing crisis and deliver better care for patients.”


During the week ending 04 March 2018 across Scotland:

• There were 21,776 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
• 88.5% of people attending Emergency Departments were admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
• 304 (1.4%) patients spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
• 69 (0.3%) patients spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.



Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France 71.6%
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital 76.0%
Royal Alexandra Hospital 77.9%
Glasgow Royal Infirmary 83.1%
Forth Valley Royal Hospital 83.9%
St John’s Hospital 84.0%
Galloway Community Hospital 88.4%
Inverclyde Royal Hospital 90.5%
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 91.0%
Victoria Hospital 92.0%
Belford Hospital 92.3%
Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary 92.4%
Hairmyres Hospital 92.5%
Borders General Hospital 93.3%
Royal Hospital for Children 94.1%
University Hospital Crosshouse 94.2%
Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) 94.4%
University Hospital Ayr 94.8%
Raigmore Hospital 95.0%
Ninewells Hospital 95.0%
Wishaw General Hospital 95.2%
Caithness General Hospital 95.7%
Lorn & Islands Hospital 96.7%
Monklands District General Hospital 97.5%
Dr Gray’s Hospital 97.8%
Gilbert Bain Hospital 97.8%
Western Isles Hospital 98.5%
Balfour Hospital 99.0%
Perth Royal Infirmary 99.0%
Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital 99.3%
NHS Scotland 88.5%
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