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Dozens of patients left waiting at A&E

Dozens of patients were left waiting. Credit: PA

Dozens of patients were left waiting more than four hours in the accident and emergency departments of hospitals in the south of Scotland last week.

The target time to admit patients is four hours, but 125 patients had to wait for longer than this.

At the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, and Galloway Community Hospital, eight patients waited more than eight hours, while a further 94 had to wait for more than four hours.

At the Borders General Hospital, 22 patients had to wait for more than four hours, and one patient waited for more than eight hours.