The number of people waiting for hospital appointments in Dumfries and Galloway has reached record levels.

New figures show more than 15,000 people across the region were waiting for an inpatient or outpatient appointment at the end of March.

And more than 300 of them have been waiting more than 12 months to be seen.

South Scotland Labour MSP, Colin Smyth, said: “People in Dumfries and Galloway have been badly let down by the Scottish Government and their incompetent running of our NHS.

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