NHS Lothian hits four hour A&E target

The most recent data for NHS Scotland reveals 96.5% of patients in NHS Lothian’s emergency departments were seen, admitted or discharged within four hour – beating the 95% target.

Scottish hospitals have now had the best performing emergency departments in the UK for more than two years.

Commenting, SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald for Edinburgh Pentlands said:

“Scotland has had the best performing emergency departments in the UK for more than two years – which is testament to the hard work of our NHS and social care workers.

“It is extremely encouraging that Emergency Departments in NHS Lothian are frequently meeting the four hour waiting times target, with the latest figures published showing that 96.5% of patients are being seen within four hours.

“We will always value the vital work done by our NHS staff – and we should always celebrate their success and continue to support their efforts.”

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