NHS Forth Valley... we’ll get there

NHS Forth Valley Alex Linkston is leading a move away from hospitals to care at home
NHS Forth Valley Alex Linkston is leading a move away from hospitals to care at home

NHS Forth Valley chairmain Alex Linkston admitted the service is not perfect but insists it is getting there.

He was speaking about waiting times and the fact that, as of August, only 92.9 per cent of patients waited four hours or less from arrival to admission, discharge or transfer for accident and emergency treatment against the 95 per cent target set by the Scottish Government.

A spokesman said: “Patients can also help reduce waiting times by ensuring they only attend the emergency department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital if they have a serious injury or illness which requires urgent treatment.”