Grampian second worst at meeting waiting list targets

By Tim Pauling

Published: 12/12/2013

New figures have shown that NHS Grampian is one of the worst-performing health boards in the country in meeting government waiting list targets.

An investigation by Audit Scotland found the north-east authority was second only to NHS Lothian in failing to treat patients referred to hospital within a 12-week period.

It also emerged the use of “unavailability codes” had fallen across the country since NHS Lothian was found to be manipulating figures to reduce waiting lists in 2011.

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