Scotland's accident and emergency (A&E) departments have recorded their strongest performance so far this year, but are still falling short of a key waiting times target.

New figures show 92.8% of the 23,560 patients who attended A&E in the week ending January 22 were seen and either admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.

The figure is an improvement on the 87.9% and 90.1% recorded in the first two weeks of the year, but below the Scottish Government target for 95% of cases to be dealt with in that time.

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A total of 188 (0.8%) patients spent more than eight hours in A&E, while 26 people (0.1%) waited for more than 12 hours.

The target was missed in nine health boards, with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde recording the poorest performance at 89.2%.

Scotland's newest hospital, the £842 million Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, was again the worst performing site.

At its A&E unit, 78.7% of patients were seen within the required time, up from a low of 74.8% in the first week of the year.