PATIENTS are experiencing waits of more than 20 hours in emergency units in Scotland as hospital staff struggle to find beds for them, new data shows.

Figures obtained by Scotland on Sunday reveal that the longest a patient waited in A&E in the last three months was more than 22 hours.

The statistics suggest that long waits are continuing to blight services, despite this winter so far proving less challenging than the previous one, when hospitals were besieged by high levels of flu and vomiting bugs which closed wards.

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