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.
A Moray MSP has called on more local students to think about a career in medicine following research that shows that medical graduates are more likely to return to their home areas to live and work.
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.
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.
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been urged to make a firm commitment to investing in the NHS in the north-east of Scotland following problems with the service.
NHS bosses have stressed that the new maternity system in place at Moray’s flagship hospital is “absolutely safe” for mothers and babies.
A health official at Dr Gray’s Hospital yesterday vowed to provide the “safest possible service” for mums as medical bosses deal with the recruitment crisis in the maternity department.
A campaign group has claimed NHS Grampian’s plans to downgrade Moray’s maternity services have been “ill-thought out” and are putting lives at risk.
Women in Moray with risky pregnancies will be sent as far afield as Aberdeen to give birth as NHS Grampian’s staffing shortage continues to take its toll.
NHS Grampian has been forced to apologise after staff failed to provide adequate care to a dying man.
NHS bosses are facing mounting pressure to come up with long-term plans for the children’s ward at Dr Gray’s Hospital which has been closed due to recruitment problems.
Health chiefs have warned there could be further problems with the children’s ward at Moray’s biggest hospital after a staff member resigned.
Police have been called to a two-vehicle crash on the A96.
NHS Grampian bosses have been accused of focusing too much on Aberdeen services to the detriment of Moray.
A catalogue of safety risks have been identified at hospitals and health centres across the north-east.
A rescue operation was launched in Moray after a man ran into trouble while swimming.
Police have confirmed that the man killed in the crash on the A920 last night was 81-year-old Patrick Pirie.
Two people were taken to hospital this morning following a crash near Keith.