A Justice of the Peace visited an A&E department in Lanarkshire following health concerns relating to his heart and waited for 16-hours to be seen by under-pressure medics.

The emergency department at University Hospital Monklands, in Airdrie, has been compared to a “warzone” after more than two dozen patients sat waiting for hours to be seen.

Corridors were filled with patients lying for hours on trolleys due to a shortage of beds. Justice of the Peace David Baxter was having heart problems and had to sit overnight on a hard plastic chair in a waiting room last Monday before he saw a medic, the Record reports.

He told how about another 30 patients – some apparently seriously ill – also waited for hours to be seen.

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