BGH’s A&E figures continue to improve


A&E department waiting times in hospitals across Scotland continue to improve, with 92.2 per cent of patients being seen, treated and either discharged or admitted within four hours.

NHS Borders saw 92% of people within four hours of attending A&E at Borders General Hospital last week. They aim to see and treat 98% of people in A&E within four hours.

Scotland wide figures for last week are an improvement on the previous week when 90.1 per cent of patients were seen within four hours and less than one per cent of patients waiting over eight hours.

“While there remain challenges and pressures on the system this is also a significant improvement on the first publication of weekly statistics for the week ending February 22 when 86.1 per cent of people were seen within four hours,” said a Scottish Government spokesperson.

NHS Borders interim director Edwina Cameron told Berwickshire Area Forum earlier this month that they were one of the first boards to publish their A&E waiting times on a weekly basis.