Commenting on the new A&E waiting times statistics published today, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
“Winter is well and truly here and we are already seeing the worst A&E performance since the New Year.
“Despite the hard work of NHS staff, too many patients are waiting too long for treatment. We cannot afford to let this slip further backwards.
“Scottish Government ministers need to ensure that under pressure A&E staff have the support and resources they need to be able to meet demand, especially over the winter period, and deliver the best care for patients.”