The wait time at Scotland’s A&E departments was the worst on record in August, and is likely to be even worse, according to new official figures.
The people Health. Scotland reported that 77.8% of patients were seen on time.
However, performance has declined further in recent weeks, indicating that the September monthly average will still be lower.
The figure is down in recent months, down from 88.7% in April.
Scottish Tories said it was a shame for Health Secretary Hamza Youssef.
The Scottish Government aims to have 95% of patients admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours. It has not been found nationally since July 2020.
The PHS said 1,410 people spent more than 12 hours at A&E in August, while 5,460 spent eight hours or more there.
Long waits have affected ambulances, paramedics are unable to leave patients in busy causality units, causing problems throughout the system.
Mr Yousef has now called in the army and fire service to reduce the backlog.
There are also reports today that police officers take patients to the back of their cars and vans due to a lack of ambulances.
The worst weekly A&E figures on record were from September 7 to September 12, when only 71.5% of patients were treated on time. Scotland.
The latest data, for the week starting September 26, met the four-hour standard for 76% of patients, a slight increase from 74.4% the previous week.
During this week, 1,191 people spent more than eight hours at A&E, while 343 spent more than 12 hours there.
Tory MSP Dr Sandesh Gulhane said: “Week after week, Hamza Yousuf failed to believe that there was a crisis in our NHS. The fact is that it was the worst monthly A&E performance since the SNP came to power. It should be a shame for him.
“My colleagues at the front lines in our hospitals are out of critical focus. Thousands of patients are failing to meet their SNP target waiting times. Hundreds of patients wait humiliatingly for half a day after reaching A&E. Had to
“Hamza Yusuf’s recovery form and being completely inactive has caused this horrible situation for the staff and patients. He is very busy making sure that instead of getting a grip on problems on the front line, Participating in photo opportunities.
“Hopefully the situation should improve now, thanks to the support of the British Armed Forces, but it should make the most of their use to reduce waiting times.”
We have been demanding the NHS winter plan from Hamza Yusuf for several weeks, but now he is implementing it.
We must finally look at the leadership of the Secretary of Health, otherwise the A&E situation may get completely out of control in the winter months.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole Hamilton said: “Even as the staff is working harder and police officers and the army are entering, more than 6,000 people a week wait more than four hours.
“More than a thousand, more than eight are waiting.
“It’s just October. The pressure of winter will make things worse.
“Staff need to know that their well-being will not be sacrificed more than before. They need light at the end of the tunnel, and Cast Iron guarantees that the health service will take care of them.” The way they have taken care of us.
If the health secretary can’t present it, the staff will definitely go to the door.
“The government should also take full responsibility, instead of hiding behind the epidemic. There is a need for a complete independent review of all unnecessary deaths caused by this crisis, so that the government does not repeat its mistakes.