Responding to the warning from doctors that radiology is “on the brink of collapse”, putting patient safety at risk, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
“Hospitals can quickly become congested unless there are sufficient numbers of radiologists.
“This is the latest warning of a crisis in our NHS. Nurses say we are juggling with demographic time-bomb, charities tell us shortfalls in mental health care are leaving children in distress and A&E targets have been missed time and time again.
“The whole of the NHS is facing a perfect storm and SNP Minister are simply failing to step up to the challenge. Instead of sabre-rattling over independence, they should face up to the serious challenges facing vital services within our communities.”