Patients are being treated in ambulances outside A&E as hospitals struggle to cope with the pressures of the new strain of Covid on their already swamped departments.
Figures released yesterday for the month of November make grim reading.
While the numbers seen within the four-hour target rose marginally in November by 0.2 per cent to 89.8 per cent, the figures were still far short of the 95 per cent minimum.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine pointed out 305 patients waited more than 12 hours – the longest since the start of the pandemic.
It comes as staff from Glasgow Royal Infirmary had to wait outside in long queues in the freezing cold after a vaccination error.
THe NHS staff were left waiting for hours after staff due to administer the vaccine didn’t show up.
NHS bosses issued an apology and promised to reschedule missed appointments this week.
Nicola Sturgeon announced a further 11 deaths yesterday and 2,529 new cases.
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