More than 100,000 people have been hurt in accidents in Scottish Hospitals in the last 4 years, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Daily Record report:

MINISTERS are under pressure to probe shocking figures that reveal more than 100,000 people have been hurt in ­accidents in Scottish hospitals in just four years.

Injuries from bruises to broken limbs, amputations and even deaths, have been recorded in the supposed safety of NHS wards since 2009. Injuries from electric shocks, burns, inhalation of toxic fumes and from “fixtures and fittings collapsing” are detailed.

An average of 64 people every day have been hurt, the majority of them patients, although staff, student nurses and visitors have also been involved.

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