Rhoda Grant issues statement after medics’ concerns

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has called on Health Secretary Humza Yousaf to provide an urgent response following an open letter criticising the recent Moray Maternity Services Review.

Mrs Grant said, “For 18 senior clinicians at Raigmore maternity unit to say they were never consulted on plans to send Moray women to Raigmore is a shocking indictment of the review process.  The Health Secretary must immediately explain how he and his predecessor allowed this to happen, and how it impacts on the report’s recommendations.

“The open letter confirms what most of us already know – that Raigmore does not have capacity to take on large numbers of women from a neighbouring health board.  The only viable solution is to reinstate consultant maternity services at Dr Gray’s.

“I will continue to work alongside Keep MUM to give women in Moray the maternity services they so urgently need.”