Health campaigners in Moray have welcomed the publication of a blueprint to restore maternity services in the region to full strength - but still believe recruitment needs to be more “proactive”.
Campaigners fear Moray hospital improvements have benefited ‘small number’ of women as birth figures released
Maternity campaigners in Moray have pressed health bosses to redouble efforts on restoring a full service to the region amid fears recent improvements have only benefited a “very small number”of women.
NHS Grampian yesterday announced plans to restore a full service in the maternity unit at Dr Gray's Hospital.
Campaigners fighting for improvements to maternity services in Moray have called for a massive show of support from locals later this month.
Fewer pregnant Moray women will be forced to travel to Aberdeen after the restoration of on-call consultant obstetricians at an Elgin hospital.
NHS Grampian will publish the second phase of its action plan to restore maternity services at a Moray hospital within "the next few months".
Talks to get Moray residents involved in deciding how to restore a local hospital to full strength will be held next month.
Campaigners have accused NHS Grampian of lacking commitment to maintaining vital services at Dr Gray's after it emerged senior managers have barely set foot in the hospital over the past two years.
Action plan published by NHS to fulfill 21 recommendations from Scottish Government for Moray hospital
The Scottish Government has issued NHS Grampian with a 21 point plan it believes will drive improvements for maternity and children’s services in Moray.
Campaigners fighting for the full restoration of maternity and children’s services to Moray have given the recent recruitment boost a cautious welcome.
A mum has accused NHS Grampian of playing “Russian roulette” with her family.
An independent team of health experts is due to visit Moray this week to help drive forward attempts to restore services at Dr Gray’s Hospital.
Almost 80% of Moray mums have been forced to give birth outwith the region since its only maternity ward was downgraded in July.
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.
Health service campaigners in Moray have demanded action from NHS Grampian to prevent hospital transfers becoming more hazardous during the winter.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has told NHS Grampian to get back around the table to resolve Moray’s maternity unit crisis.
Maternity campaigners in Moray have pressed the Scottish Government to publicise a recovery plan drawn up to guide the return of services.
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.
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.
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.
Campaigners have criticised NHS Grampian’s communications of changes at Moray’s only maternity ward as “terrible” on the day it was downgraded.
Calls have been made to “handcuff” doctors to working in Scotland in an effort to ease the nation’s recruitment crisis.
Hundreds of protesters have marched together in a show of solidarity against the looming downgrade of Moray’s only maternity unit.
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.
Campaigners fighting to preserve maternity services in Moray want the NHS to be “held to account” while claiming that “years of inaction” have led to the current crisis.
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.