The Health Secretary said a plan to improve hospital waiting times will be unveiled to the Scottish Parliament later this month.
Waiting time targets are regularly not met by NHS Grampian with just 66.9% of patients in the region seen within 18 weeks in June – the lowest in the country.
When appointed earlier this year, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said she would put improving waiting times at the top of her agenda.
Speaking to the Evening Express at the opening of the new major trauma centre yesterday, she said: “Across the country, waiting times need to improve and in the programme for government at the beginning of September the First Minister said that I would go back to parliament with a plan to increase investment and targeted action to improve waiting times and I’ll be doing that later on this month.”
NHS Grampian was one of 10 health boards which failed to meet the Scottish Government’s 90% standard on 18-week target times in June and fell below the Scottish-wide average of 82.8%.