BBC’s Scotland Editor forced to apologise after inflating Scottish NHS waiting time figures
The BBC’s Scotland Editor has been forced to make an embarrassing apology after grossly inflating the number of people who waited more than four hours in Scottish A&E departments.
Sarah Smith issued the apology after claiming 100,000 people had been forced to wait longer than four hours in the week ending December 31st.
In a news item broadcast on the BBC News at Six, Smith told viewers: “Last week over one hundred thousand patients waited more than four hours to be seen.”
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