Vale of Leven Hospital (Dementia Wards)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 3rd December 2020.

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Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

Yes, I give that commitment. I fondly remember visiting the Fruin and Katrine wards in the Vale of Leven hospital when I was the health secretary. At that time, there was concern over the future of those wards and we worked with the health board to make sure that they were protected. They remain open to this day all these years later. Cover has now been secured to take away any short-term risk to the ability of those wards to stay open and to cater for the patients who depend on them. The Government has that long-term commitment and I know that the health board has committed to that too.