Elderly woman ‘collapses with hypothermia’ in vaccine queue after hundreds of pensioners were forced to wait for HOURS in snow and ice due to overbooking blunder – before many were sent home and told to RE-BOOK

  • Scottish pensioners were left queuing in freezing temperatures for a Covid jab
  • Labour MSP Alex Rowley slams NHS Fife’s ‘bad practice and bad organisation’
  • He says one woman collapsed with suspected hypothermia at Lochgelly Centre
  • NHS Fife chief apologises and says the situation was ‘entirely unacceptable’  

A Scottish woman collapsed with suspected hypothermia after hundreds of pensioners were forced to wait for hours in snow and ice due to an overbooking blunder – before many were sent home and told to re-book. 

NHS Fife has apologised after five centres saw delays on Monday, leaving over 70s, including some in wheelchairs and others using walking sticks, standing outside as Storm Darcy hit eastern parts of the country.

Labour MSP Alex Rowley tweeted: ‘I think queues round the block of over 70s some in wheelchairs, some with walking aids to get vaccine at Lochgelly Centre, one lady collapsing with suspected hypothermia is poor organisation.’ 

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