Local MSP Jamie Greene today voiced his concern over the state of healthcare in Ayrshire.
It comes following reports that more than a quarter of patients in NHS Ayrshire and Arran are being made to wait longer than 18 weeks for treatment, falling being on the so-called “decision-to-incision” targets that are currently set by government watchdogs.
Mr Greene commented: “These figures are extremely troubling for local people who just want to get seen and treated. NHS Ayrshire and Arran have some of the lowest performance figures in Scotland where we are below the national average by a staggering 12.3 per cent. Almost 30 per cent of patients are not seen within 4 weeks of their referred by their GP”
“I have had constituents contact me with genuine concerns over the state of our local NHS and in particular waiting times.”
“I have raised similar issues with the Scottish Government in recent weeks but we aren’t seeing the action that we were promised.”
“What is the point of setting targets if they are consistently being missed and no progress is being made. I will be confronting the Health Minister Shona Robison and submitting a formal parliamentary question on this matter to see what they say. I will be happy to share the government’s response with constituents.”