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MSP praises performance of NHS Lanarkshire Staff

Performance across Scotland’s accident and emergency departments was above the 95% target during the final week of July – with 95.3% of patients seen, admitted or discharged within four hours.

Latest figures show that 95.4% of patients in NHS Lanarkshire’s emergency departments were seen, admitted or discharged within four hours, with NHS Monklands scoring highest with 98.1%.

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, Christina McKelvie, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, said:

“It is very encouraging that latest figures show that performance in A&Es across Scotland were above the 95% target again – the third week in a row.

“Scotland’s A&Es have now outperformed those in the rest of the UK for 27 consecutive months – and this success 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 95.4% of patients are being seen within four hours.

“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.”