A FIFE MSP has slammed the NHS over “atrocious” waiting times in the Kingdom’s A&E department.

Murdo Fraser has hit out at the service after it was announced that just 72.9 per cent of patients are seen in Victoria Hospital within the Scottish Government’s four-hour target.

Across Scotland, only 70.2 per cent were taken within that time frame, compared to Holyrood’s aim of seeing 95 per cent.

“We are fast approaching summer and the picture with Covid is improving, yet A&E waiting times in Fife are still atrocious,” Mr Fraser commented.

“Far too many patients in Fife are continuing to suffer excessive waits in A&E, which will ultimately lead to yet more unnecessary deaths.

“The SNP have missed their A&E waiting times target week after week, month after month, but we still see little in the way of action from the Health Secretary.”

The latest figures published by Public Health Scotland showed that the numbers for the week beginning May 15 had improved upon the previous week, which was as low as 70.3 per cent.

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