The most recent data for NHS Scotland reveals that 95.8% of patients in NHS Lanarkshire’s emergency departments were seen, admitted or discharged within four hours – beating the 95% target, with Monklands Hospital coming out top in Lanarkshire with 95.9%.
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.
Commenting, SNP MSP for Coatbridge & Chryston Fulton MacGregor 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 Lanarkshire are meeting the four hour waiting times target, with the latest figures published showing that 95.8% of patients are being seen within four hours. I am particularly pleased that Monklands Hospital A&E is performing at the highest level in Lanarkshire – 95.9% – a testament to the hard work and commitment of staff there in the face of near constant attacks from Labour politicians.
“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.”