Press Release
For immediate publication
Tuesday 1st September 2015


SNP MSPs Alex Salmond and Christian Allard have welcomed new figures showing that during July more than 95 percent of patients that attended accident and emergency departments across Scotland were seen in the four-hour target time. 

During these four hours, 95.8 percent of patients were seen within this time before being admitted, transferred or discharged.
The corresponding figure for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary was 94.2 percent in July 2015 up from 91.1 percent in June 2015. 

July’s figures show continued improvement at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with the most recent figures seeing continued improvements and the best monthly performance since July 2013. Both Mr Salmond and Mr Allard have thanked the staff for their continued efforts.

In response to the latest figures, Aberdeenshire East MSP, Alex Salmond said:

“It is great to see that NHS Grampian staff have been able to increase their already great service. 
“People living in Aberdeenshire rely on an effective health service and it is essential that people in need of urgent attention can be treated as soon as possible – especially considering the locality of some of our rural citizens.
“I would like to thank everyone who works at NHS Grampian for their continued and unstinting performance.

North East MSP Christian Allard added:

“Achieving these positive figures shows a real effort made by the staff at NHS Grampian although they are under immense pressure. This shows their dedication and professionalism to their work.” 
“Thanks to the tireless work of NHS Grampian staff and support from the Scottish Government, we are seeing consistent improvement in the delivery of reduced waiting times.”