NHS Lanarkshire (Meetings)
Scottish Executive Question Time — Health and Wellbeing
Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish National Party)
I understand Cathie Craigie's concerns. As I would always do in such circumstances, and as I am sure she has done herself, it is a matter of communicating those concerns to NHS Lanarkshire. I have explained the background to the situation and, as a local member, I am sure that she was already aware of
A wider review of radiology services is continuing, and it is important for that review to be allowed to continue. As I said to Hugh O'Donnell, depending on the proposals that come forward, there are certain things that the review will have to go through. I am sure that Cathie Craigie will agree about patient safety being absolutely principal in all deliberations about those services.
For the benefit of other constituency members who might have an interest in the matter, I should stress that the services in Stonehouse, in Karen Gillon's constituency, and in Coatbridge are unaffected, and normal service is continuing there pending the wider review.