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BGH Unscheduled Attendance Treatment Times

NHS Borders aims to see and treat 95% of people who come to Accident & Emergency (A&E) and the Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) within four hours. This is measured from when you arrive in A&E or AAU up until the point you are either admitted into hospital, discharged home or transferred to another healthcare location. 


A&E target We aim to see 95% of people attending A&E or AAU within 4 hours.


A&Eclock We saw 92.2% of people within 4 hours of attending A&E & AAU at the BGH during the last week.




During the week ending 08 October 2017 there were a total of 593 unscheduled attendances at the BGH.

92.2% of people were seen within 4 hours. 100% were seen within 12 hours.

Our busiest day last week was Tuesday when a total of 114 people attended the department.

Across the week 53.6% of people presented with a minor injury or illness. 

The above data is gathered early and is not verified at the time of this weekly update; however it does provide a good indication of how we performed last week against the 4 hour aim.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who reconsiders visiting the Emergency Department when seeking clinical advice. By finding the right clinical advice, whether at your local pharmacy, GP or via NHS 24 you will help to keep the Emergency Department available for accidents and emergencies.

For more information on knowing where to turn to when you are ill please visit our know who to turn to pages on this website.