THE SNP has been accused of presiding over a “collapse” in NHS standards after a 420 per cent increase in outpatients waiting more than a year for treatment.
Of these 16 endured a two year delay and two waited four years, official statistics show.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has promised an extra £50 million to tackle the problem.
Almost a third of patients have waited longer than four hours for tests, while more than 55 per cent have had to wait more than two weeks for treatment.
The latest Information Services Division Scotland figures were obtained by Tories through freedom of information requests.
This was followed by those waiting for trauma and orthopaedic surgery at 277 and gastroenterology patients at 170.
The number of people treated in under a year fell by more than 28,000 in the same period.
He added: “This is just another measure which shows a real collapse in the standard of service being offered to patients.
“That’s not the fault of hardworking staff – this is all on an SNP government whose shoddy forward planning has led to these unacceptable delays.
“To see these statistics shoot up by more than 400 per cent in the space of just a year is remarkable.