Bedsores have contributed to the deaths of more than 200 Scots in the past five years amid fears that staffing shortages are impacting on care of elderly patients.

An investigation by Scotland on Sunday found that at least 21 people died as a direct result of the painful sores between 2011 and 2015, although the true total is feared to be much higher as some figures were obscured to protect a patient’s identity.

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