MSP warns of 'looming A&E crisis' for Falkirk patients

Scottish Labour MSP Richard Leonard has responded to recent waiting list statistics claiming they point to a “looming crisis” for Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s accident and emergency services.

Sunday, 29th August 2021, 11:31 am
Updated Sunday, 29th August 2021, 11:32 am

Public Health Scotland figures show in the second week of August, 402 people waited over four hours to be admitted, transferred or discharged at Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s A&E services, while 44 people waited over eight hours at A&E services at the hospital.

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Mr Leonard, former Scottish Labour Party leader, said: “It is a matter of great concern over 400 people waited over four hours to be seen at A&E at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The people of Falkirk deserve swift medical attention but they are being deprived of it by the Scottish Government’s failure to re-mobilise the NHS.

MSP Richard Leonard believes Forth Valley Royal Hospital A&E services are facing a 'looming crisis'

“For months now frontline NHS workers and their unions have been raising the alarm but the Health Secretary has point blank failed to heed their calls.”

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