Health secretary Shona Robison has urged a dying Angus man to contact NHS Tayside following alleged care errors at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital.
Dad-of-two Keith Swankie, from Arbroath, claimed he passed out in pain after being told he would need to wait to get his medication.
He was eventually moved to another ward but his distress continued when he was allegedly given the wrong medication.
Mr Swankie was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy in 2012, which gives a life expectancy of around eight years.
Ms Robison said she was sorry to hear about the circumstances described by Mr Swankie, and suggested he contact NHS Tayside directly with his concerns.
Mr Swankie said he was disappointed by the response. “She sat in my living room and assured me of change but three years on nothing has moved on,” he said.