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SNP will continue to work hard to improve Scotland's NHS

The SNP is today welcoming new A&E figures which show that the Scottish Government’s interim target of treating 95 per cent of patients within four hours has been exceeded – and is pledging to continue to work hard to further improve Scotland’s health service.

The figures released today for the week ended July 12th show that 95.4 per cent of A&E patients were treated within four hours – the best performance levels since weekly reporting of figures began in February.

Commenting, SNP MSP Bob Doris said: “These figures are very welcome, showing that A&E units are meeting the 95 per cent target – and are a tribute to the work of NHS staff who have been working hard to cut waiting times and deliver the best possible service for patients.

“The SNP’s commitment to our health service is second to none – investing an additional £383m in frontline health spending in 2015/16, meaning Scottish health spending will now be above £12bn for the first time ever – and these figures show that this investment is delivering real results.

“While these figures are welcome, there is always more which can be done – and staff and patients can rest assured that the SNP will be working harder than ever to further protect and improve our NHS and deliver the first-class health service people across Scotland deserve.

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Further details can be found here: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/95-of-A-E-patients-treated-within-4-hours-1b51.aspx