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Cole-Hamilton: Hardworking A&E staff run off their feet as performance falls again

February 19, 2019 1:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on today's A&E figures which show that more than 100 patients had to wait for over twelve hours and performance against the 4 hour target of just 85.8%, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

"Our hardworking NHS staff are run off their feet. It's no wonder that hundreds of patients are waiting for hours on end.

"It's more than 18 months since this SNP Government hit their own A&E waiting time target. What's more, there is still no news from the Health Secretary on how and when she expects this target to be met again.

"The Health Secretary should ease the strain on A&E departments by boosting mental health, social care and GP services."