Dr Gray’s one of the few A&E’s in the country to meet targets

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NHS GRAMPIAN HAS moved to highlight that unlike many parts of the country over the Festive Season the performance of its emergency departments has been maintained to a high standard.

Following insideMORAY’s publication of the comments of regional MSP John Finnie yesterday, which focussed on the national picture without giving any details of local variations, a spokesman for NHS Grampian pointed out that the difficulties faced by many in Scotland were not replicated in Moray.

Many readers pointed out through our Social Media group that they had attended Dr Gray’s over the Festive season and found that waiting times were much lower than was being indicated for many parts of the country.

A Grampian NHS Spokesman said: “The Emergency Department at the hospital is consistently among the best performing in Scotland – and exceeded the Scottish Government targets during the final two weeks of the year, traditionally some of the busiest of the year.

“In the week ending December 31 Dr Gray’s saw 491 people attend at the Emergency Department – and 96.7% of those attending were seen within the four-hour target. In the previous week the percentage was 95.6% with 472 attendances.”