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Scottish A&E Departments continue to significantly outperform those in England

10 Aug

Talking-up Scotland


In June 2017, Scottish A&E departments exceeded the 95% target, seeing 95.5% of patients within the 4-hour target. In July, it was 95.3%.

Direct comparisons with England are not straightforward but regardless, suggest significantly inferior performance during this period of Tory administration. In England A&E results are split into two types:

Type 1:  Emergency departments are a Consultant-led 24-hour service with full resuscitation facilities and designated accommodation for the reception of accident and emergency patients. 

Type 2: Consultant-led mono specialty accident and emergency service (e.g. ophthalmology, dental) with designated accommodation for the reception of patients.

Now the figures for June and July were:

Type 1:            86.1%             85.5%

All                    90.7%              90.3%

Now, I feel sure all Scottish A&E departments recorded for the statistics are pretty much the same as Type 1 in England, with full resuscitation facilities, and that Type 2 is not really A&E in…

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