Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Richard Lochhead MSP has welcomed NHS Grampian’s plans to brief community and elected representatives in Moray this week on the interim plan for maternity services at Dr Gray’s Hospital. 


NHS Grampian has confirmed to Moray’s MSP that senior management will meet with the Maternity Voices Partnership, Keep MUM, and the elected representatives prior to the interim plan being published. Mr Lochhead will join other elected representatives for a briefing from NHS Grampian on Friday.

Commenting Mr Lochhead said:

“NHS Grampian has confirmed it will set out interim plans for restoring maternity services in Moray and I welcome plans to brief community representatives this week prior to its publication.

“The ongoing issues around maternity services at Dr Gray’s is a top priority for people in Moray and NHS Grampian has been given clear direction from the Scottish Government that a consultant-led service must be reinstated. We need to see NHS Grampian ramp up efforts to rebuild the service and also to rebuild trust within the local community.

“We must get back to a place where the majority of women in Moray are able to give birth at Dr Gray’s and the interim plans need to demonstrate that the health board will work at pace to ensure this happens as soon as possible.

“I hope that the interim plans will also outline how the health board intends to use the £5m funding from the Scottish Government for investment at Dr Gray’s.”