A&E doctors have been found crying on shift with growing pressure on Scotland’s NHS leaving them “broken”.
Waiting times in emergency departments hit another record high with hundreds of people waiting more than 12 hours to be seen in the most recent week.
Yesterday Dr Lailah Peel, chair of BMA Scotland’s junior doctors committee, described the current situation as “dire”.
Speaking to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme, she claimed that even without the Covid pandemic A&E departments would be struggling to deal with the huge numbers of patients.
Dr Peel said: “It’s just dire really, there is no way of sugar coating it.
“We are all exhausted, we are all a little broken. It’s not been uncommon to see people crying, more and more people are perhaps needing time off because of burn out and prolonged sick leave period.