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Nicola Sturgeon brands patient's 84 hour wait for hospital bed as 'unacceptable'

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A political row has erupted after a revelation in the Scottish Parliament that a patient waited 84 hours before being transferred to an inpatient bed at an Ayrshire hospital.

Scottish Conservative and Unionist leader Douglas Ross told Parliament how the unnamed patient endured a wait of three and a half days at Crosshouse Hospital — before being admitted.It comes off the back of another embarrassment for the Scottish Government with the news that the latest A&E waiting times are their worst ever.Speaking on Thursday, Mr Ross said: “New information we uncovered reveals just how horrendous the waiting times are at Scottish hospitals. “An FOI response revealed that one patient at a hospital in Ayrshire had to wait 84 hours for treatment. “That’s three and a half days!“First Minister, is that really what anyone in Scotland should go through in 2022?”The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now.Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customise your page with the sections that matter to you.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that particular case was “clearly an unacceptable situation,” but also “an exceptional situation.”She added: “I’ve been very clear that the current performances is not acceptable.“Secondly, I’ve been very clear about the action the government is taking to support those on the frontline to ensure that there is much speedier access to accident and emergency and to health care services more generally.”NHS Ayrshire & Arran issued a clarification,

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