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%|
|Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary||92.4%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Perth Royal Infirmary||99.0%|
|Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital||99.3%|