Hospital list angers staff

STAFF at a Lothians hospital were "distraught" after it was named on a list for improvement by the organisation tasked with inspecting healthcare facilities.

St John's Hospital in Livingston, along with the Western General, was included on a "dirty dozen" hit list by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate.

Health chiefs were furious at the league table.

NHS Lothian vice-chairman Eddie Egan said: "When staff read this from the HEI they feel like they're under attack."