5. To ask the First Minister when the waiting time standard of 98 per cent of patients being seen and admitted, transferred or discharged from accident and emergency departments within four hours was last met across the whole country. (S4F-01938)
I think that what the First Minister meant to say—I am sure that it just slipped his mind—is that the A and E waiting time figures are worse than they were in 2007, and that the last time the standard was met across Scotland was almost four and a half years ago. People are waiting longer and staff are struggling to cope because of the intense and growing pressures on A and E. I...
On a more general point, would the minister support changes in the law on corporate culpable homicide so that, if there is evidence of negligence at the highest level of the company, the individual executives or senior managers will be held to account for decisions that they may have taken that have contributed to the death of any employee?
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