SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed new statistics showing the strong performance of Accident and Emergency units in Dumfries and Galloway.
The figures published today show that for the week ending 8th March, 96.7 per cent of patients in A&E were treated within four hours in Dumfries and Galloway- more than meeting the Scottish Government’s interim target of 95 per cent.
Both the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and Galloway Community Hospital show positive figures – with rates of 97.1 per cent and 95.4 per cent respectively.
Commenting, Ms McAlpine said:
“These very positive figures for Dumfries and Galloway showing a strong performance in our local A&E units are a tribute to the hard-working NHS staff who do such important work in our hospitals.
“The SNP’s commitment to our health service is second to none – investing an additional £383m in frontline health spending in 2015/16, meaning Scottish health spending will now be above £12bn for the first time ever – and these figures show that this investment is continuing to deliver real results in Dumfries and Galloway.
“But there is always more which can be done – and people in Dumfries and Galloway can rest assured that there will be absolutely no complacency from the SNP and we will continue to do everything we can to further protect and improve our NHS, support staff and ensure local people have access to the top quality healthcare they deserve.”