Glasgow A&E performance was at its worst for nearly five years, in December 2019. 

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital's (QUEH) emergency department, the busiest in the period, saw 36.9% of patients spend longer than four hours in A&E, waiting to be seen, admitted or discharged.

Annie Wells, Conservative MSP for Glasgow highlighted the embattled QUEH's poor performance.

She said: "This is a hospital where we’ve had scandal after scandal and they don’t seem to be able to hit any target or get anything right in that hospital. Especially after we’ve seen NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde getting put into special measures.

"The SNP had the opportunity to fix this but they’ve cut funding for beds, they’ve taken money out of primary care, so it’s no wonder we’re seeing these figures coming down."

Only 79.9% of A&E patients in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde were seen in the four-hour standard, the lowest rate since it dropped to 79.6% in February 2015. 

READ MORE: Glasgow Queen Elizabeth University Hospital review on track amid infections scandal

The figures for December last year, published yesterday, show that the number of attendances at emergency services was slightly down on the previous month. 

No emergency department's met the NHS's four-hour standard, which aims to see, admit, transfer or discharge patients within four hours of their arrival at A&E.

In Paisley, 26.2% of emergency patients were kept waiting longer than four hours in the Royal Alexandria Hospital. 

Figures from NHS Scotland's Information Services Division found that Glasgow Royal Infirmary was the second busiest hospital in December last year and had 24% of A&E patients waiting for more than four hours to be seen.

Glasgow Times has contacted NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for comment.