Western Isles hospitals hit targets

The Western Isles Hospital. SGD. 20251
The Western Isles Hospital. SGD. 20251

Western Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan, has welcomed new statistics showing the strong performance of Accident and Emergency units in the Western Isles.

The figures published this week show that 97.4 per cent of patients in A&E were treated within four hours in the Western Isles - more than meeting the Scottish Government’s interim target of 95 per cent.

Alasdair Allan commented: “These very positive figures for the Western Isles showing a strong performance in our A&E units which are a tribute to the hard-working NHS staff who do such important work in our hospitals.

“The SNP’s commitment to our health service is second to none – investing an additional £383m in frontline health spending in 2015/16, meaning Scottish health spending will now be above £12bn for the first time ever – and these figures show that this investment is delivering real results in the Western Isles.

“But there is always more which can be done – and people in the Western Isles can rest assured that there will be absolutely no complacency from the SNP and that we will continue to do everything we can to further protect and improve our NHS and deliver the best results for staff and patients alike.”