NHS Ayrshire performing above target for A&E waiting times

The latest A&E figures released show that the hard work put in by staff in Ayrshire is paying off.

Figures published this week show that during the week ending 27 December, 96.1 per cent of patients were treated within four hours at core sites – above the interim target of 95 per cent.

Across NHS Ayrshire and Arran, 97.3 per cent of patients were treated within 4 hours.

These welcome figures come after the Deputy First Minister’s announcement that health board spending in Scotland is set for a £500 million increase; meaning total investment in the frontline NHS budget next year of almost £13 billion.

MSP Adam Ingram said: “This is very welcome news, showing that A&E units are exceeding the target with NHS Ayrshire & Arran 2.3 per cent over.

“While we can expect performance to fluctuate as demand changes, these figures are a tribute to our NHS staff who have been working so hard to cut waiting times.”