Monklands Hospital Replacement

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 18 September 2019.

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The cabinet secretary will welcome, as I do, NHS Lanarkshire’s commitment to working with others to redevelop the current site

“to provide facilities to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, reducing their health inequalities and providing the opportunity for economic regeneration in the area”,

as the board said in a recent letter to me.

The cabinet secretary might be aware that households in my constituency have received a letter from Labour politicians that uses language about Monklands hospital closing. For the avoidance of doubt, will she confirm the Government’s support for a new Monklands hospital, complete with the accident and emergency department that Labour was so determined to close in the past?