During the past two weeks we have seen the BBC/Labour Party complaining about accident and emergency waiting times where as many as one in ten have to wait for treatment longer than four hours.
As a retired Glasgow police officer who spent many a weekend at the city’s Royal Infirmary to protect the A&E department staff, I feel that I have first-hand experience of the “aggro” they too often faced.
Many of their self-selected patients needed treatment as a result of alcohol-fuelled aggression, whereby others with a genuine complaint had to wait longer to get the medical help they deserved.
Increasing the cost of spirits could be a move in the right direction to tackle this.
Donald J Morrison