First Minister John Swinney has apologised to patients who have faced treatment in hospital corridors.

Mr Swinney expressed his regret, saying he had seen media reports this morning of a particular case at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and apologised unreservedly to anybody who has that experience.

It is believed the report was from today’s Glasgow Times, where we exclusively revealed that an 80-year-old man was left in a ‘storage room’ at QEUH for hours after suffering a stroke.

Because he tested positive for Covid-19, the pensioner couldn’t be placed in a mainstream ward, and was left in a room filled with medical supplies and no water, buzzer, or access to a toilet.

The pensioner’s son told the Glasgow Times that the room was also lined with several drinks which he claimed belonged to staff. He added that staff would come in and out, and take sips of juice while his dad lay there waiting to use the bathroom and receive medical attention. 

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