Date lodged: 4 July 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-13227 by Shona Robison on 9 January 2018, and in light of the additional funding for NHS Grampian to improve waiting times between January and March 2018, what its position is on the percentage of people being seen within 18 weeks of referral decreasing during that quarter.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 20 July 2018
The actual of number of patients journeys within the 18 week referral to treatment standard increased from 4,226 in December 2017 to 4,722 in March 2018 a 12% increase. This shows that although the percentage seen with 18 weeks fell in March 2018 compared to December 2017 more patients were actually seen and treated within the 18 week standard during the month of March 2018.