We continue to review “The Hughes Report” and any implications for patients in Scotland. It is clear that the redress scheme that is envisaged would involve a very substantial financial commitment, which needs to be considered carefully. I and the Scottish Government recognise the pain and upset that women who are affected by mesh continue to endure. We remain committed to providing...
I agree with what Bob Doris said. We will, of course, review the report carefully, and I wish to hear the views of women in Scotland who have been badly affected. We have often engaged with affected women to guide the development of national health service mesh services and direct Government support, and I am happy to commit to continuing to seek ways to do that in the future.
I recognise the work that Jackson Carlaw has done, along with members across the chamber, for women in this situation. As he pointed out, the UK Government is yet to respond to the report. We are reviewing the implications for patients in Scotland. It would not be responsible for me to make a commitment without knowing the UK Government’s position, but I absolutely recognise what Jackson...
Scottish National Party MSP for Argyll and Bute
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
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