Dumbarton’s MSP has blasted the Scottish Government’s “poor management” of the NHS as she highlights the case of an Alexandria woman who has endured an 18-month wait for life-changing surgery.

Mary Travis, 67, suffers severe pain as a result of bone and joint-related health issues which have left her spine so severely twisted that she is unable to wash or feed herself.

The option of a spinal operation, which would reduce Mrs Travis’ pain by 80 per cent, was first presented to her by consultant Niall Craig of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital a year and a half ago.

One in eight people in Scotland are currently on an NHS waiting list, with the number rising from 430,000 before the pandemic to 680,000.

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