Waiting times improve again

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PIC PHIL WILKINSON.'TSPL / JOHNSTON PRESS''SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT.''10 years since Holyrood Iraq debate.'John Lamont - MSP SPEAKS TODAY' 10 years since the start of Iraq war.

Figures released by ISD Scotland have shown that 97 per cent of patients admitted to A&E departments in the Borders during March were seen within four hours.

This is the highest percentage since October and comes despite a rise in the number of patients who have attended A&E.

Although just below the standard compliance target of 98 per cent it is the fifth month in a row where NHS Borders has shown an improvement.

Praising the efforts of the local health board, John Lamont MSP commented: “I know that many patients get extremely frustrated at having to wait long periods of time to be seen by a doctor, especially if their problem is deemed as urgent. It is great to see A&E waiting times being minimised and ensures that patients receive the best care possible.

“I have no doubts that our A&E Departments will start to beat the compliance target in the following months.”