NHS Grampian: Latest A&E admission stats

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

Just over 85% 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%

However, for the second week in a row the figure for NHS Grampian as a whole is above the Scottish average.

This is down to a 98.8% figure for Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and a 95.7% for Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.

The latest figures released today are for the week ending Sunday, February 11.

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

In total 1,754 people visited emergency departments in NHS Grampian last week, of those 1,065 attended ARI and 250 visit RACH.

The number of people having to wait more than 8 hours at A&E in Aberdeen has incrased slightly this week to just nine people, with one patient at Dr Gray’s not seen within 8 hours.

However, no patients were 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.