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Jackie Baillie has demanded Humza Yousaf gets a grip of the crisis in our NHS or stand down as Health Secretary, as a slew of damning new statistics show another month of decline.
Shockingly, as the worst ever monthly A&E performance was recorded, with just 69 percent of people at A&E being seen and admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours, the latest weekly figures at the RAH showed that a fifth of people attending had to wait for more than eight hours to be seen.
The Paisley hospital has become one of the worst performing across the country, despite the hard work of staff.
Dumbarton constituency MSP, Jackie Baillie said: “Record-breaking Humza Yousaf has once again let our NHS reach new lows, despite the tireless efforts of its incredible staff.
“A&E is in unprecedented chaos and lives are being put at risk every single week. In the most recent figures, a fifth of people who attended at the RAH faced waits of eight hours and more to be seen. That is damning and caught up in this chaos are residents from Dumbarton, the Vale of Leven, Balloch, Helensburgh and Lomond who have already faced a lengthy and no doubt uncomfortable journey to Paisley for emergency attention.
“This simply cannot go on. Patients and staff are being badly let down by a Health Secretary painfully out of his depth. Humza Yousaf is the worst Health Secretary since the start of devolution and he is simply not up to the job.
“Our people need an NHS that works – if Humza Yousaf can’t deliver that, he needs to get his jotters and go.”