NHS Lanarkshire A&E waiting times are getting worse

Waiting times...have been getting worse at Wishaw and its sister hospitals
Waiting times...have been getting worse at Wishaw and its sister hospitals

WAITING times in Accident and Emergency departments in Lanarkshire’s hospitals in February were actually getting worse, rather than improving.

That was the conclusion in the latest figures submitted to NHS Lanarkshire’s March meeting.

Board members were presented with an update on how the hospitals were coping with the national four-hour waiting target.

They were asked to note “the ongoing challenges and deteriorating performance in relation to unscheduled care”, and the actions being taken to address the “performance gap”.

The update covered January, February, and the beginning of March, adding that actions had been “ramped up substantially” in March.

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