Wishaw General A&E Waiting Times

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our healthcare teams across NHS Lanarkshire who are striving to meet Scottish Government targets.

While we will never be complacent about the performance of our health service, particularly during these difficult winter months, these figures are an improvement on last year’s performance.

Under the SNP, the NHS is seeing record levels of investment, with the budget increasing £500m above inflation during this Parliament. That’s why A&E performance in Scotland is 10% higher than elsewhere in the UK during the busy winter period. With the percentage of people seen within four hours in Lanarkshire even higher than the Scottish average this shows that our support is proving effective in Wishaw, Hairmyres and Monklands.

I would also urge patients to remember that there are a number of other services available, such as GP surgeries and pharmacies, where they can seek medical advice.

Copyright 2015 Clare Adamson MSP