The number of attendances and waiting times for Scotland’s 24 hour, consultant-led Emergency Departments.
Please note, Emergency Departments are generally located at larger hospitals and deal with most of the Accident and Emergency attendances in Scotland (around 80% of all A&E attendances are seen in Emergency Departments).
The number of attendances and waiting times (new and unplanned return attendances) at all A&E services across Scotland, includes figures for attendances at Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) and other facilities. Updated monthly.
|Monthly Data - August 2017|
|Number of attendances More data||1,087||4,361||141,354|
|Percentage seen within 4 hours More data||94.8%||93.9%||95.0%|
|Number waiting over 4 hours More data||56||267||7,006|
|Number waiting over 8 hours More data||6||8||356|
|Number waiting over 12 hours More data||1||1||43|
|Percentage of attendances resulting in hospital admission More data||7.3%||27.9%||22.3%|
Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios for hospitals participating in the Scottish Patient Safety Programme. Figures relate to patients who died within 30-days of admission to hospital. Updated quarterly.
Rates of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacterium infection. This information is shown as a rate per 100,000 bed days. Updated quarterly.
Information on the numbers of wards closed with confirmed or presumed Norovirus infection.
For data from 9th October 2017 onwards, there is a methodology change for this indicator. Please see the 'More on this topic' section for further information.
Information on the numbers of hospital patients who are clinically ready to move onto a more appropriate care setting. Updated monthly.
|Monthly Data - August 2017|
|Total number of delayed discharges at the census More data||35||1,370|
|Number of delayed discharges over 3 days (health and social care & patient and family related reasons) More data||29||817|
|Bed days occupied by delayed discharge patients More data||1,079||41,632|
Percentage of planned operations which have been cancelled on the day of surgery or the previous day, and the percentage cancelled for non-clinical reasons. Updated monthly.
The average waiting time to be seen for a new outpatient attendance and the number of days within which 90% of patients are seen. Updated quarterly.
The average waiting time to be admitted as a planned inpatient or day case and the number of days within which 90% of patients are admitted. Updated quarterly.
The percentage of patient journeys completed within 18 weeks - from GP referral to outpatient appointment and / or treatment. Updated quarterly.
Figures showing the average waiting times for cancer treatment and the number of days within which 90% of patients with newly diagnosed primary cancers are treated. Updated quarterly.
|April - June 2017|
|Average number of days waited from receipt of an urgent referral with suspicion of cancer to first cancer treatment (62 day standard) More data||31||41|
|Number of days within which 90% of patients are treated (from receipt of an urgent referral) More data||60||70|
|Average number of days waited from date of decision to treat to first cancer treatment (31 day standard) More data||0||5|
|Number of days within which 90% of patients are treated (from date of decision to treat) More data||16||27|
The percentage of patients waiting less than six weeks for one or more of the eight key diagnostic tests . Updated quarterly.
Information on the total number of staff employed by NHSScotland, including the number of consultants, nursing and midwifery staff. Updated quarterly.
The average number of available staffed beds in all acute hospital specialties. Updated quarterly.
Information on the experience of hospital care as an inpatient, obtained from the Inpatient Experience Survey. Updated every 2 years.