Wednesday, 21 September 2005
candidate in the Cathcart by-election, Maire Whitehead, has published
new figures from ISD Scotland which show that the Accident and
Emergency unit at the Victoria Infirmary is the most cost effective in
the whole of Glasgow.
The figures show the cost per attendance at the Victoria is £40
compared to £51 at the Western/Gartnavel, £76 at the Royal Infirmary, £54 at the Southern General and £58 at Stobhill. Only the Aberdeen
Royal Infirmary has a lower cost per attendance in the whole of
Commenting Ms Whitehead said:
"These new figures show beyond doubt how well the Accident and Emergency unit at the Victoria Infirmary is performing.
"We already knew that waiting times were lower at the Victoria than any
other unit in Glasgow, but this latest information confirms that the
Victoria's A&E is the best and most cost effective.
"I find it difficult to understand why anyone would want to cut back A&E services at a hospital that is performing so well.
"These figures strengthen the case for retaining blue light services at
the new Victoria. We should be aiming to replicate the best of the old
Infirmary rather than destroying it as Labour would have.
"Accident and Emergency is one service the people of Cathcart are
desperate to see at the new hospital and it will be one of my
campaigning priorities as the new MSP.
"The people of Cathcart can make a difference for A&E at the Victoria by voting SNP on September 29th."
The figures from ISD Scotland show that the cost per attendance at A&E units in Glasgow is as follows:
Victoria Infirmary ||£40 |
Western/Gartnavel ||£51 |
Royal Infirmary ||£76 |
Southern General ||£54 |
Stobhill ||£58 |