Scotland’s health service not in crisis, says health secretary

Opposition parties have said the NHS is in a permanent crisis

Scotland’s health secretary has insisted the NHS is not in crisis.

That’s despite a raft of new figures out today showing a rise in people waiting more than twelve hours for A&E treatment; an increase in delayed discharges and more than two thousand operations cancelled at the last minute in a single month.

Neil Gray has accepted the service is under pressure but says that’s not a uniquely Scottish problem.

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