The performance of the A&E department at Ninewells Hospital has improved greatly following the festive period.
Figures published by NHS Scotland revealed that 97% of patients who attended at Ninewells in the week to January 14 were seen within the four-hour target.
By comparison, just under 88% of patients were seen within the same time frame in the previous week, short of the national target of 95%.
The improvement between the weeks ending January 7 and 14 follows a national trend in A&E performance — but Ninewells outstripped the national average by 11%.
Health Secretary Shona Robison said the boost was a “really significant achievement” amid ever-rising reports of flu.
She added: “We still have a few months of winter left and there’s no doubt we’ve still got some challenging weeks ahead but I’d like to say thank you once again to health staff right across Scotland for their continued dedication and hard work.”