The children’s ward at an Elgin hospital has been stripped bare and moved to accommodate more elderly admissions as the service heads into its busiest season.
Dr Gray’s Hospital
A Highlands MSP has urged the Scottish Government to ensure lessons are learned from the staffing shortages that led to the downgrading of Moray’s maternity unit.
Campaigners fighting for the full restoration of maternity and children’s services to Moray have given the recent recruitment boost a cautious welcome.
Health bosses yesterday revealed fewer pregnant mums will need to travel to Aberdeen to give birth following the recruitment of new doctors at the hospital in Elgin.
NHS Grampian has been accused of failing patients awaiting eye treatment in Moray after it was revealed waiting times are nearly double the target.
Almost 80% of Moray mums have been forced to give birth outwith the region since its only maternity ward was downgraded in July.
Fewer pregnant women will have to travel outwith Moray to give birth following the appointment of two new consultants at Dr Gray’s Hospital.
A taxi driver told yesterday how he drove a heavily pregnant woman 58 miles from her home in Moray to a hospital to give birth.
The Scottish Government has announced plans to improve ambulance cover in Moray.
Hospital transfer arrangements between hospitals condemned after Moray mum has to transport ‘seriously ill’ daughter herself
Transfer arrangements between two north-east hospitals set up because of a staff shortage have been condemned after it emerged a mum had to transport her seriously ill child 65 miles herself – only to be told she might not be admitted.
Older patients at a Moray care home and hospital have been given the chance to dance with a new silent disco scheme being piloted in the region.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has been accused of failing to help NHS Grampian shape its plans to reinstate Moray’s maternity services.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has told NHS Grampian to get back around the table to resolve Moray’s maternity unit crisis.
Far north maternity campaigners are gearing up for another show of force in their bid to prevent so many mums-to-be facing marathon trips to give birth in Inverness.
Maternity campaigners in Moray have pressed the Scottish Government to publicise a recovery plan drawn up to guide the return of services.
Moray MP Douglas Ross has called on the Scottish Government to take immediate action to address the concerns of worried Moray mums-to-be about the maternity ward action plan.
Campaign group hits out at action plan to reintroduce consultant-led maternity service at Dr Gray’s Hospital
A campaign group has hit out at a formal action plan drawn up by health bosses to reintroduce a consultant-led maternity service at Dr Gray’s Hospital.
MP’s concerns that north-east maternity units going ‘from bad to worse’ as staffing shortage continues
Concerns have been raised about the additional burden extra patients from Moray will place on the maternity service in Aberdeen.
Campaigners praised a public workshop held to discuss plans to reinstate a consultant-led maternity service at an Elgin hospital as a “positive step” forward yesterday.
Little Demi Addison is a bundle of energy - but at eight-months-old her parents were told she suffered a stroke before she was even born.
Doctor who helped established Moray maternity unit fears ‘domino effect’ of other service downgrades
A senior doctor who helped establish the specialist maternity service in Moray fears other services at the flagship hospital could be affected if the current downgrade is allowed to last a year.
Moray residents are being urged to help come up with their own solutions to tackle the staffing shortages that have crippled the Women and Children Services at Dr Gray’s Hospital.
Health bosses have moved to try and reassure worried Moray mums about the midwifery-led maternity service at Dr Gray’s hospital.
A Moray mother who was transferred to Aberdeen to give birth has described the experience as “horrific” after painkillers ran out mid-journey.
A dedicated helpline has been set up for parents-to-be in Moray anxious about the crisis childbirth arrangements being put in place.
The Scottish Government’s new health minister will visit a north-east hospital tomorrow to meet campaigners fighting to retain services in the region.
A Moray hospital’s children’s ward will now be closed at weekends as the health service’s recruitment woes continue to affect services.
The Scottish Government has pledged to do “all it can” to maintain services at Moray’s only maternity unit – but has warned it “must be safe”.
NHS Grampian has been criticised for leaving “unanswered questions” following a public meeting about the downgrade of Moray’s maternity unit.
More than 100 people have packed a public meeting in Moray in a show of opposition of the downgrade of the region’s only maternity unit.
A campaign group is urging residents of Moray to attend a public meeting tomorrow to keep the pressure on NHS Grampian.
A new report has laid bare the difficulties staff have been facing at Dr Gray’s Hospital due to the ongoing recruitment crisis.