NHS Grampian has failed to meet A&E waiting time target for over a year


Waiting times in Accident and Emergency facilities across NHS Grampian hit an eight month low this week, with only 88.2% of patients being seen within the 4 hour deadline. The cash strapped local health board has not reached the 95% target in any week since 22nd July 2018.

Responding to the news that performance against the A&E waiting time target has fallen to its lowest level since 24th February, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles commented:

“NHS Grampian is the worst funded health board in Scotland. It gets less money per head of population than any other health board area and the Scottish Government has failed to meet even its own target for funding. It is no wonder that our local health care services are consistently among the worst performing in the country.

“The hard-working staff in NHS Grampian are over stretched and most departments don’t have the resources they need to provide the same level of health care that patients in other parts of Scotland receive.

“What make matters worse is that the Scottish Government has turned a blind eye to the plight of NHS Grampian. It is appalling that despite underfunding the local health board by £239 million over the past decade the Health Secretary has confirmed that it will still not receive its fair share of funding in this years budget.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

  • The latest ISD Scotland statistics can be found here. The Scottish Government’s target for 4 hours waiting time in A&E is 95%.
  • Data provided by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe):

NHS Grampian allocation compared with NRAC target allocation

 

Actual allocation £m

NRAC target allocation £m

Distance from parity £m

2009-10

          660.7

          685.2

-24.5

2010-11

          678.5

          705.2

-26.7

2011-12

          691.1

          725.6

-34.5

2012-13

          711.7

          745.4

-33.7

2013-14

          743.8

          776.6

-32.8

2014-15

          773.3

          808.0

-34.7

2015-16

          827.3

          844.3

-17.0

2016-17 (a)

          847.4

          859.7

-12.3

2017-18 (a)

          853.0

          861.0

-8.0

2018-19 (a)

          871.2

          878.6

-7.4

2019-20 (a)

          908.5

          916.2

-7.7

 

(a)    allocations for 2016-17 to 2018-19 are revised to remove funding streams that are

(b)   not allocated on an NRAC basis

The total distance from parity over the whole period shown is £239.2m.

  • A&E Targt data for each week from 22nd July 2018 to 29th September 2019 (Information Services Division Scotland):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

week_ending_date

attendance

number_over_

4_hours

percentage_within_

4_hours

number_over_

8_hours

percentage_within_

8_hours

number_over_

12_hours

percentage_within_

12_hours

22/07/2018

1,934

75

96.1

0

100.0

0

100.0

29/07/2018

1,832

103

94.4

0

100.0

0

100.0

05/08/2018

2,002

139

93.1

4

99.8

0

100.0

12/08/2018

1,932

142

92.7

6

99.7

0

100.0

19/08/2018

2,068

128

93.8

1

100.0

0

100.0

26/08/2018

1,908

135

92.9

4

99.8

0

100.0

02/09/2018

2,069

114

94.5

2

99.9

0

100.0

09/09/2018

2,146

157

92.7

4

99.8

0

100.0

16/09/2018

2,003

136

93.2

4

99.8

0

100.0

23/09/2018

1,997

112

94.4

5

99.7

1

99.9

30/09/2018

2,079

173

91.7

3

99.9

0

100.0

07/10/2018

1,885

119

93.7

3

99.8

1

99.9

14/10/2018

1,983

148

92.5

2

99.9

0

100.0

21/10/2018

1,771

108

93.9

3

99.8

0

100.0

28/10/2018

1,697

88

94.8

1

99.9

0

100.0

04/11/2018

1,863

96

94.8

4

99.8

0

100.0

11/11/2018

1,878

126

93.3

3

99.8

0

100.0

18/11/2018

1,917

156

91.9

4

99.8

0

100.0

25/11/2018

1,845

128

93.1

5

99.7

0

100.0

02/12/2018

1,846

177

90.4

10

99.5

0

100.0

09/12/2018

1,949

192

90.1

14

99.3

3

99.8

16/12/2018

1,927

187

90.3

6

99.7

0

100.0

23/12/2018

1,870

136

92.7

5

99.7

0

100.0

30/12/2018

1,852

130

93.0

3

99.8

1

99.9

06/01/2019

1,920

153

92.0

1

99.9

0

100.0

13/01/2019

1,809

195

89.2

15

99.2

3

99.8

20/01/2019

1,830

199

89.1

3

99.8

0

100.0

27/01/2019

1,884

182

90.3

18

99.0

1

99.9

03/02/2019

1,931

182

90.6

6

99.7

1

99.9

10/02/2019

2,115

278

86.9

23

98.9

5

99.8

17/02/2019

1,915

239

87.5

12

99.4

1

99.9

24/02/2019

2,024

265

86.9

7

99.7

0

100.0

03/03/2019

2,049

184

91.0

5

99.8

0

100.0

10/03/2019

1,964

117

94.0

5

99.7

0

100.0

17/03/2019

1,949

166

91.5

8

99.6

1

99.9

24/03/2019

2,019

127

93.7

6

99.7

1

100.0

31/03/2019

2,000

155

92.2

6

99.7

1

100.0

07/04/2019

1,797

106

94.1

2

99.9

0

100.0

14/04/2019

1,900

141

92.6

6

99.7

0

100.0

21/04/2019

2,107

162

92.3

2

99.9

0

100.0

28/04/2019

2,255

237

89.5

5

99.8

1

100.0

05/05/2019

2,036

186

90.9

10

99.5

2

99.9

12/05/2019

2,084

177

91.5

9

99.6

0

100.0

19/05/2019

2,158

186

91.4

4

99.8

0

100.0

26/05/2019

2,009

153

92.4

5

99.8

0

100.0

02/06/2019

1,898

138

92.7

8

99.6

0

100.0

09/06/2019

2,034

144

92.9

4

99.8

1

100.0

16/06/2019

2,002

187

90.7

8

99.6

0

100.0

23/06/2019

2,238

240

89.3

21

99.1

0

100.0

30/06/2019

2,132

185

91.3

8

99.6

0

100.0

07/07/2019

2,121

189

91.1

8

99.6

0

100.0

14/07/2019

2,084

148

92.9

8

99.6

1

100.0

21/07/2019

2,054

180

91.2

7

99.7

1

100.0

28/07/2019

2,167

203

90.6

11

99.5

0

100.0

04/08/2019

2,046

167

91.8

2

99.9

0

100.0

11/08/2019

1,963

152

92.3

3

99.8

0

100.0

18/08/2019

2,030

213

89.5

8

99.6

0

100.0

25/08/2019

2,094

187

91.1

4

99.8

0

100.0

01/09/2019

2,235

184

91.8

6

99.7

1

100.0

08/09/2019

2,128

140

93.4

10

99.5

0

100.0

15/09/2019

2,068

177

91.4

6

99.7

0

100.0

22/09/2019

2,151

227

89.4

5

99.8

0

100.0

29/09/2019

2,264

267

88.2

20

99.1

0

100.0

 


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