Moray SNP News
MORAY MSP INVITES NEW HEALTH SECRETARY TO VISIT DR GRAY’S31/03/2023
Richard Lochhead MSP has written to the newly appointed Health Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP, inviting him to visit Dr Gray’s and to meet with community representatives for talks on maternity services.
The Scottish Government recently committed £6.6m of funding to help NHS Grampian deliver on its plan to restore a consultant led service at Dr Gray’s.
Mr Lochhead has supported the Keep MUM campaign to restore local services since NHS Grampian took the decision to downgrade the unit.
Commenting Moray’s SNP MSP said:
“Following the appointment of the new Cabinet this week I have written to the incoming Health Secretary, Michael Matheson, inviting him to visit Dr Gray’s with me at the earliest opportunity.
“The restoration of maternity services and developing ambitious plans for the future of Dr Gray’s are both top priorities for people here in Moray. The Scottish Government has made a clear commitment to that with the recent announcement of £6.6m of funding for NHS Grampian’s plan to reinstate a consultant led maternity service in Elgin.
“As local MSP I have been involved in the Keep MUM campaign since day one and so I am very keen for the new Health Secretary to visit Dr Gray’s and to meet with myself, staff and local campaigners as soon as possible.”