6 June 2023
Responding to the latest Emergency Department performance figures for Scotland for April 2023 Dr John-Paul Loughrey, Vice President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Scotland, said:
“The data show some signs of improvement which is down to the hard work and dedication of our members and Emergency Medicine staff in Scotland. However, we know that the warmer months can provide some respite from the challenges the Emergency Care system and wider health service frequently see during winter.
“Last winter was the worst we have ever experienced, and while there are some signs of improvement, comparatively we remain in a difficult situation when compared to previous years. We urge the Scottish government to adopt the five priorities of our #ResuscitateEmergencyCare campaign. We must ensure that there are enough beds, staff and resources so that our patients receive the best care – whatever the time of year.”
Notes to editor
The latest performance figures for April 2023 for Emergency Departments across Scotland show: