Figures revealed by North East Liberal Democrat MSP show that 3045 patients of NHS Grampian have waited more than 6 months for treatment, missing the Scottish Government’s own 12 week Treatment Time Guarantee.
In the worst cases, 32 patients have been waiting over two years for treatment, with the longest wait now reaching 1015 days.
Mr Rumbles said: “I’m shocked that so many people are still waiting, sometimes years after being referred for treatment.
“NHS Grampian is the worst funded health board in Scotland per head of population, and these figures show just how stark the reality of the situation is for healthcare in the North East.
“I have repeatedly asked the health minister to give NHS Grampian the resources it needs to get back on track but no matter how dire the situation gets it falls on deaf ears. Meanwhile it is the patients and hardworking staff that suffer under this incompetent Scottish Government.”
Notes for Editors:
- NHS Grampian’s response (18/12/18) to an FOI lodged by the Scottish Liberal Democrats (see the full response attached):