An independent scrutiny panel has said health boards NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Ayrshire and Arran did not listen to the public when deciding to close accident and emergency departments at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, and Ayr Hospital, Ayrshire.

The report said the boards did not back up the plans with reliable figures and consultation was flawed in favour of managers' views rather than clinical staff.

To read the Lanarkshire report, click here

To read the NHS Ayrshire andArranreport, click here