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16 January 2018

NHS Grampian waiting times improve even as flu rate rises

NHS Grampian waiting times have improved on the previous week despite growing pressures from the effect of the rising flu rate and added demand.

In the week ending January 7th, the flu rate doubled and 77.9% of people were treated in Scottish A&Es within four hours.

In the North-East, the percentage of people seen within the same time frame was 89.1%, a rise from 87.9% the week previously.

Commenting, Stewart Stevenson MSP said:

“Despite increased pressures from the number of flu cases and additional Winter pressures, NHS Grampian has managed to increase the number of patients seen within four hours of visiting A&E.

“The work of all health and social care staff who are delivering such fantastic patient care in this tough period is commendable.

“Emergency departments are continuing to feel the effects of the steep rise in flu cases and we must continue to remain vigilant to ensure people are getting seen to in a time appropriate manner.”
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