NHS Lothian hits government target on A and E

NEW FIGURES from ISD Scotland show Lothian’s accident and emergency facilities hit a key Scottish government target.

The latest figures, for the month of June, show A and E staff dealt with 98.2% of people attending within four hours, exceeding the target of 98%.

James McCaffery, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Lothian, said:

“This success is tribute to the hard work of our staff in emergency treatment departments across Lothian.”
 
NHS Lothian made major investments in accident and emergency facilities last year, strengthening capacity to cope with rising numbers of people attending.
 
Investments included the appointment of “flow navigators” - special staff who help co-ordinate care for patients - and the provision of dedicated space for emergency nurses to see and treat people with minor injuries.

26/08/2008