NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have missed a key target for the 12 week Treatment Time Guarantee meaningthat this target has been missed every month in 2018-19 so far.
The board’s performance paper shows that 5,360 patients waited longer than the 12 week Treatment Time Guarantee for inpatient/day case procedures at the end of August 2018. While this a slight decrease on the 5,394 people waiting longer than 12 weeks at the end of July, the board missed their target by more than 1,000 people.
The paper also shows that the board has missed this same target every month between April, when the new reporting year began, and August.
“NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde continue to break the Scottish Government’s Treatment Time Guarantee and patients are feeling the impact.
“The board missed a total of 8 key performance targets and behind every missed target is an individual person who has been left to suffer as a result of having to wait too long.
“Staff are working flat out but they are under-resourced and over-worked. It is clear that the health board is failing to manage our local health service adequately in the face of reducing budgets. I hope that the Scottish Government will take action to ensure that patients from our area receive a quality health service.”