Scotland’s accident and emergency departments are being allowed to stagger “from crisis to crisis”, it has been claimed, after new figures indicated that waiting times are at the worst level since early January.

According to official statistics published on Tuesday, 73.2% of patients were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within the Scottish Government’s four hours target.

It is below the Government’s aim of having 95% of patients seen within that time, with the target not having been met since July 2020.

The figures, for the week ending February 13 this year, there were 23,849 attendances at A&E services in NHS Scotland.

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