He is suing Crewe Medical Centre in Edinburgh for pounds 5million, the Jehovahs for pounds 10million and Lothian Primary Care Trust
for pounds 15million.
But a spokesman from Lothian Primary Care Trust
, which runs the Royal Edinburgh, insisted: "Only patients who are not thought to pose any risk to the general public are allowed unescorted leave.
Yesterday a spokeman for the Lothian Primary Care Trust
said: "I can confirm that a patient went missing and was returned within two hours.
Meanwhile, Lothian Primary Care Trust
is hoping to revamp the Cullen Centre as Scotland's national centre for eating disorders with in-patient facilities for up to 10 beds - but the plan has yet to be given the go ahead.
A West Lothian Primary Care Trust
spokesman said: "We're trying to contact two nurses who are on holiday.
The Lothian Primary Care Trust
NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, has admitted there was a problem with cockroaches but moved to reassure patients and staff that it had been dealt with.
A spokeswoman for Lothian Primary Care Trust
said that specialist pest control contractors had been working over the past few weeks to deal with the problem.
LOTHIAN Primary Care Trust
yesterday apologised to 42 women after a van containing confidential records was stolen.