Vale of Leven Hospital Out-of-hours Unit

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Maurice Corry Maurice Corry Conservative

The serious cutbacks to the out-of-hours service at the Vale of Leven hospital presents major challenges for constituents, who will struggle to find public transport to take them to hospital for treatment during antisocial hours, and for already stretched accident and emergency departments, which will now face increasing pressure to meet demand.

For the sake of local community care, will the cabinet secretary commit to preserving the Vale of Leven services and recognise that that vital lifeline cannot afford to be curtailed without consultation?