NHS staff in Glasgow have been praised for their, "courageous efforts" to get to work and care for patients while the 'Beast from the East' brought the city to a virtual standstill.

One consultant is said to have walked from Glasgow to Paisley to perform surgery during last week's heavy snow.

John Brown, chairman of NHSGGC said there were, "many wonderful examples" of staff going to extreme lengths to deliver care.

He said: "Despite extreme cold and three days of snow blizzards our staff made courageous efforts to get to work and care for patients when many businesses were forced to close.

"The severe weather brought many added pressures on health services in hospitals and in the community and the way health and social care staff responded was something we should all feel very proud about.

"There were a great many wonderful examples of staff going to extreme lengths to ensure patients continued to be well looked after.

"We know that many of our staff stayed long after their shifts had finished in order to look after patients or continue all the other work that’s necessary to ensure we can deliver our services.

"It’s also important to say thank you for the many messages of praise and support our staff received from your readers and other members of the public. We’re grateful that the public were so supportive of the extra efforts of our staff and I know they were very well received."