Health bosses have apologised after a woman went to an Aberdeen hospital and did not get the emergency treatment a watchdog said was needed.
The woman, who has not been identified, went to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and had to wait two days for an MRI scan that led to her undergoing surgery.
However, an ombudsman has now ruled she should have had an emergency MRI scan and emergency surgery as soon as she arrived at the hospital.
“We concluded that, if the surgery had been carried out when it should have been, then it is more likely that the woman would have maintained better urological and sexual function,” said a new ruling from the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO).
It added: “However, we were unable to say that Ms C would have recovered to normal function.”
NHS Grampian, which runs the hospital, said it fully accepted the SPSO’s findings and would be writing to the woman to formally apologise to her.