Hyslop Comments on St John’s Recording of A & E Waiting Times Figures

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Hyslop Comments on St John’s Recording of A & E Waiting Times Figures

Following the announcement by the Health Secretary, Shona Robison MSP, of an independent review into the way in which St John’s Hospital in Livingston has been recording A & E waiting times figures, local Linlithgow MSP

Fiona Hyslop commented:

“I am pleased that the Health Secretary has moved swiftly to investigate concerns about how St John’s Hospital has been recording A & E waiting times figures. While these are very serious allegations it is encouraging that staff have felt able to raise their concerns.

“I know that the people of West Lothian are very grateful for the quality of the care they receive from St John’s Hospital, particularly at traumatic times, but these reports are very concerning and the Health Secretary is right to have ordered an immediate independent investigation. It is vital that we have transparency and accountability so this is a necessary and appropriate step.”