The most recent data for NHS Scotland shows that 99% of patients in NHS Orkney’s emergency departments were seen, admitted or discharged within four hours in June – beating the 95% target and up from the 94% achieved in May.
Latest statistics have revealed that NHS Scotland hit its four hour A&E target in June – with 95.5% of patients seen, admitted or discharged within four hours throughout the month.
Scottish hospitals have now had the best performing emergency departments in the UK for more than two years, according to the most recently available figures – and figures for NHS Orkney for the week ending 23rd July show that 95.8% of patients were seen within four hours.
Local MSP Maree Todd, SNP, said:
“It is extremely encouraging that Emergency Departments in NHS Orkney are meeting the four hour waiting times target, with the latest figures published showing that 99% of patients are being seen within four hours – and the figures for June show that Scotland’s NHS is performing extremely strongly, with over 95% of patients across the country being seen within four hours throughout the month.”
“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.”
“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.”