Labour has accused the Tories of being “staggeringly out of touch” after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the NHS was in many ways performing better than ever.
The NHS is experiencing its worst ever performance in A&E, and thousands of people face rising waits for operations and cancer treatment, according to the last set of monthly health data before the General Election.
The NHS is heading for one of its “bleakest” ever winters, and 100,000 people could end up stuck on trolleys waiting for hospital beds, experts have said.
Environment campaigners yesterday set up camp in Scottish Parliament grounds as they began a five-day climate change protest.
Banffshire and Buchan MSP Stewart Stevenson yesterday said it was “absolutely perverse” that Ofcom’s target for Scottish mobile coverage has fallen while rural areas are struggling for reception.
ScotRail boss Alex Hynes has admitted it could be two years before punctuality targets are met and, even then, there are no guarantees that trains will run on time.
The number of patients waiting for emergency care in the north-east is at a four year high - and has soared by almost 40% since 2015.