Scotland’s accident and emergency waiting time performance declined in early August, with 66.5% of those who attended emergency departments being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.

The latest weekly figure is down from 69.0% the previous week.

Public Health Scotland’s data also gave performance figures for all A&E sites during the month of June.

During this month, performance against the four-hour standard was at 72.6%, with a total of 137,183 unplanned attendances in A&E.

For the week ending August 6, there were 25,123 unplanned attendances at emergency departments.

Some 16,697, or 66.5%, were seen, resulting in a subsequent admission, transfer or discharge within four hours.

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