Dr Gray’s Maternity Unit

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 15th June 2021.

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Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

I congratulate the member on securing such an important debate. One thing that we have in common is our personal experience of the maternity unit, given the fact that my younger son was born there with consultant intervention. That would not have been possible if there had not been a consultant-led unit there at the time.

The member has highlighted many important issues, but does he also agree that there is an important issue here for the local economy? If we want young families to live and work in the area, they will have a much greater degree of confidence if the service is restored sooner rather than later.