Patents facing waiting lists increasingly going abroad

One clinic in Lithuania says they are seeing an average of 10 patients from Scotland every month

Patients facing lengthy waits for NHS surgery are increasingly travelling abroad and paying for their own treatment at clinics in Europe.

Some people needing hip and knee replacements have told STV News they feel forced to spend their savings and are taking-on debt in order to go abroad for private operations.

The Scottish Government says it’s working to address the waiting list backlog.

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