NHS Grampian: Latest A&E admission stats

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has fallen below the national average on A&E waiting times for the fourth week in a row.

Just over 86% of all people visiting the accident and emergency unit at ARI were seen within four hours.

The target is 95%, the average across NHS Scotland is 90.5%

It’s the fourth week in a row that NHS Grampian has been below the average for Scotland.

The latest figures released today are for the week ending Sunday, February 4.

Over the same period Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital saw an almost 25% increase in the number of patients visiting the A&E department.

In total 1,865 people visited emergency departments in NHS Grampian last week, of those 1,094 attended ARI and 342 visit RACH.

Both Dr Gray’s and RACH exceeded their targets for seeing patients within 4 hours.

Tthe number of people having to wait more than 8 hours at A&E in Aberdeen has dropped significantly this week to just seven people. Only one person was required to wait more than 12 hours.

Every week the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland releases details of the number of people attending each of the emergency departments across the country.

Included in the release is the breakdown of the number of patients seen within four hours. The target for this figure is 95%. The data also includes the number of patients that needed to wait more than eight hours and more than 12 hours in the emergency department.

The key figures we look at cover Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI), Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin and the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospitals (RACH).

For statistics relating to the percentage of patients seen within four hours, these are compared to the target of 95%, as well the actual figure for NHS Scotland.