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3500 PATIENTS LEFT WAITING MORE THAN 4 HOURS IN A&E NHS DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY IN 2017

Nearly 3500 patients were left waiting over 4 hours in Accident and Emergency Departments across Dumfries and Galloway before being seen last year, new figures have revealed.

Information published by ISD Scotland show that across both Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and Galloway Community Hospital, 3499 patients were left over 4 hours before being seen, with 13 of them having to wait longer than 12 hours.

The figures published this week (9 January) come as it was also revealed by ISD Scotland that NHS Dumfries and Galloway had one of its worst weeks on record for A&E waiting times, after 79.8% of patients were seen within 4 hours in the week between Christmas and New Year at the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

At the Galloway Hospital in Stranraer 92.4% of patients were seen within the 4-hour period during the same week. The Scottish Government target is 95%.

Commenting on the figures, South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth said “It’s clear that our hard-pressed NHS staff are just not getting the support or resources they need from the SNP Government in Edinburgh to meet the needs of patients here in Dumfries and Galloway and as a result 3500 patients had to wait more than the Government’s own target in 2017. The A&E figures for the festive period are some of the worst in memory. No wonder Nicola Sturgeon felt the need to apologise. But it will be a hollow apology without meaningful action. Patients are being made to wait too long throughout the year, not just at Christmas. It’s been a very tough year for staff at our local hospitals as their workloads continue to increase, whilst budgets are cut and its time they were giving the support they need by the Scottish Government”.

 

Below is Dumfries and Galloway waiting time statistics for 2017 and detailed table of the last week of 2017 broken down by local hospital:

Week Ending

Board

Number of Attendees

Waited more than 4 hrs

08/01/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

995

131

15/01/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

827

73

22/01/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

910

63

29/01/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

855

45

05/02/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

883

94

12/02/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

830

59

19/02/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

892

48

26/02/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

887

95

05/03/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

916

64

12/03/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

879

52

19/03/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

972

60

26/03/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

943

80

02/04/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

917

47

09/04/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

874

53

16/04/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

961

81

23/04/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1031

77

30/04/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

986

41

07/05/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1031

44

14/05/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1052

50

21/05/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

930

43

28/05/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1046

57

04/06/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

994

23

11/06/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

925

35

18/06/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1022

66

25/06/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1006

53

02/07/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

972

34

09/07/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

952

53

16/07/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

963

66

23/07/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1017

55

30/07/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1000

43

06/08/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

984

85

13/08/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

936

35

20/08/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

925

49

27/08/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

950

52

03/09/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1033

68

10/09/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1032

112

17/09/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1036

77

24/09/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

1081

81

01/10/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

986

61

08/10/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

906

41

15/10/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

960

51

22/10/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

895

73

29/10/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

880

67

05/11/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

895

75

12/11/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

896

46

19/11/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

906

61

26/11/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

960

94

03/12/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

908

91

10/12/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

817

86

17/12/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

905

103

24/12/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

910

151

31/12/2017

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

940

155

TOTAL FOR 2017

49209

3499

 

 

Location of Treatment

31-Dec-17

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

57.3%

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

63.3%

Royal Alexandra Hospital

65.6%

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

66.3%

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France

68.2%

Hairmyres Hospital

72.4%

St John's Hospital

75.4%

Wishaw General Hospital

77.2%

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

78.7%

Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary

79.8%

Monklands District General Hospital

80.5%

Raigmore Hospital

81.2%

Victoria Hospital

81.5%

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

82.4%

Borders General Hospital

82.7%

University Hospital Crosshouse

85.9%

Ninewells Hospital

86.2%

University Hospital Ayr

88.2%

Perth Royal Infirmary

89.2%

Galloway Community Hospital

92.4%

Lorn & Islands Hospital

93.5%

Royal Hospital for Children

93.8%

Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh)

94.7%

Gilbert Bain Hospital

95.1%

Dr Gray's Hospital

96.7%

Balfour Hospital

97.2%

Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital

97.3%

Belford Hospital

97.7%

Caithness General Hospital

98.0%

Western Isles Hospital

100.0%

NHS Scotland

78.0%

 

 The full report can be found: http://www.isdscotland.scot.nhs.uk/Health-Topics/Emergency-Care/Publications/data-tables2017.asp?id=2083#2083

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