Public Meeting on NHS Lanarkshire Changes
Statement from Mark Griffin MSP:
A well-resourced NHS is important to all of us. We need to be able to access services as locally as possible.
NHS Lanarkshire is currently consulting on a new Healthcare Strategy. The proposals will have implications for all of us living in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and across Central Scotland. Given the potential impact of the plans, I had concerns that no public meeting was being held in Cumbernauld. I raised this issue with NHS Lanarkshire. I am pleased that they have now agreed to my request and a meeting will be held on Monday 24th October in Cumbernauld New Town Hall. Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm and the formal meeting will start at 6.50pm, ending at approximately 8.30pm.
I will be responding to the consultation based on the comments I have received from local people. These include concerns about services being moved away from Monklands Hospital, changes to the provision of orthopaedic services and the urgent need for more GP based services in Cumbernauld. I will also listen carefully to what is said at the meeting.
This is a very important issue, the outcome will shape helthcare services in our community for many years to come and I encourage you to attend the meeting on Monday 24th October.