Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Responding to the Health Secretary’s statement to the Scottish Parliament outlining next steps to restoring a consultant-led maternity service in Moray, Richard Lochhead MSP said: 

“I welcome the Health Secretary’s strong commitment to reinstate a consultant led maternity service at Dr Gray’s and the £5m investment to get the process underway.

“NHS Grampian must now work flat out to restore the service.  An interim arrangement, for women to have the option of travelling to Inverness rather than Aberdeen, is to be implemented also but it’s important that the restoration of Moray’s service is taken forward in parallel so that no more time is lost and the new investment can allow that to happen.

“The Government’s statement lays out a path for the vast majority of Moray women to give birth at Dr Gray’s and a cast iron commitment from the health board to make this happen as soon as possible is now essential. I hope the commitment to independent oversight will give the community some confidence that NHS Grampian will have to deliver.

“I hope to meet Keep Mum who have ran a wonderful and powerful campaign, and others, to discuss next steps in the near future.”