Responding to flatlining A&E waiting times, with just 70.2% of people seen within 4 hours during the week ending 22 May, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:
"Waiting times in our A&E departments flatlining at such a low level shows the need for urgent action from Nicola Sturgeon and Humza Yousaf. Staff and patients cannot be left to continually suffer under these conditions. They are being taken for granted by this SNP/Green government.
"Patients deserve to be seen for treatment quickly and close to home, yet after 15 years of SNP rule, that is just a pipe dream. The Health Secretary must also finally accept the need for an inquiry into avoidable deaths linked to the crisis in emergency care.”