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NHS Borders meets four hour A&E target

NHS Border's met the four hour A&E target with 95.5% Credit: PA

New figures show that 95.5% of patients in NHS Border’s emergency departments were seen, admitted or discharged within four hours. This beats the Scottish Government’s target of 95%.

Scotland has had the best performing emergency departments in the UK for 28 months now, which is testament to the hard work of our NHS and social care workers. We will always value the vital work done by our NHS staff – and we should always celebrate their success and continue to support their efforts.”

– SNP MSP Christine Grahame

North Cumbria's hospitals miss A&E targets

The Trust has thanked staff, despite missing national A&E waiting time targets Credit: PA

The North Cumbria University Trust has thanked its staff, despite hospitals in Cumbria falling short of national A&E waiting time targets.

Around 82% of patients were seen within four hours at the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital, 10% below the target.

The Trust says it's still performing in line with the national average, despite having lower staff numbers.