No progress on A&E after a year of Humza Yousaf as FM

26 Mar 2024
Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

Responding to new figures showing only 62.9% of people attending A&E were seen within the 4 hour target in the week ending 17th March, just as bad as when Humza Yousaf became First Minister, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

"Waiting times in A&E are just as bad as they were a year ago when Humza Yousaf moved from being Health Secretary to First Minister. No progress has been made in an entire year under his leadership.

"Patients and staff have been facing unprecedented pressure at A&E for years now. They are sick of hearing empty SNP promises. They need a government that will get the basics right.

"Scottish Liberal Democrats would overhaul the NHS Recovery Plan, bring forward an urgent inquiry into the hundreds of avoidable deaths linked to the emergency care crisis and implement measures which will meaningfully tackle burnout among staff.”