Commenting on the latest weekly figures for A&E waiting times at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, achieved after the department was put into Special Measures by the Scottish Government, local MSP Jackie Baillie says: ‘The latest figures show that waiting times are still being missed.
‘Such was the challenge at the RAH that specialist teams had to be called in to deal with the SNP’s A&E crisis.
‘However, it is clear that the staff still need more support as despite this, targets are still being missed. 18% of patients are waiting over 4 hours in A&E and some people are forced to wait longer than 8 hours.
‘I know that the staff at the RAH are doing everything they can to help patients, but they are not getting the right support from the Scottish Government. ‘