Waiting Times outside A&E Department on the Rise
Recent statistics have laid an opinion on the table that the curtailed targets for waiting times in emergency and accident units are not being met.
Health Secretary Alex Neil has said, "Action must be undertaken to tackle the problem. Instead we have cuts to budgets and nursing staff and pressure on our medical professionals". According to him, there is a dire need to avoid any political controversy over the issue.
However, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has said a 0.8% increase in nursing and midwifery posts cannot reduce the pressure. Figures reveal that the bill for momentary nursing and midwifery staff in the NHS had touched £110 million last year.
Overall, the amount spent on the workers in 2012-13 has increased by £2.5 million. This is almost below £6.4 million, roughly 62.2% amplification.
RCN Scotland Director Theresa Fyffe said he is pleased with the fact that there has been an overall increase in numbers of nurses in post across Scotland. However, this symbolizes good amount of pressure on health boards. The Boards have loopholes to fix and clog certain gaps.
There has been perpetual pressure on workforce after the instances of waiting times, demographic change, and unscheduled admissions. Mr. Neil has said in response that the ministry is working to take significant action against the problem.
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