Following the publication of Accident and Emergency Waiting times, which revealed that the Glasgow Royal Infirmary has again missed the waiting time target, I have written to the Health Secretary demanding support for the hospital and patients.
People in my constituency, and across Glasgow, deserve better.The Scottish Government must take immediate action to ensure that patients get the care they need, when they need it.
A full copy of my letter to the Health Secretary is below.
Shona Robison MSP
St. Andrew’s House
24th March 2015
I have been contacted by many constituents who are worried about the A&E department at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
As you will know, in the past four weeks of weekly A&E statistics, 1238 people have had to wait for more than the target time of four hours for A&E treatment at the Royal. Once again, in statistics released today, the Glasgow Royal Infirmary has missed its target.
This week’s A&E statistics confirm that the Scottish Government’s A&E treatment target has been missed for the past 284 weeks.
I visited the Royal Infirmary earlier this year and I know the pressure that staff there are facing. They are doing their best with stretched resources, but they need more support.
I would appreciate an update from you of the action the Government are taking to meet the waiting time target and any additional support that may be offered to improve waiting times for patients.
Margaret Curran MP
Member of Parliament for Glasgow East
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I want to hear from you about what you think the priorities should be. Let me know by filling in my budget survey at www.maragretcurran.org/Budget2015.
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