A leading doctor at Scotland’s most northern major trauma centre (MTC) has said a charity’s second air ambulance will plug a “gaping hole” in the region.
A travelling delegation of medics has praised an opportunity to learn from the "knowledgeable" staff at the major trauma centre (MTC) in Aberdeen.
The long-awaited centre is the first of its kind in Scotland, and will form part of a network with Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh and will initially be funded by £15.2million set aside by the government.
Scotland’s network of major trauma centres (MTCs) will go live this October, with the Aberdeen unit expected to be the first to open.
Plans to finally deliver a new major trauma network across hospitals in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh will be unveiled next month.
The health secretary has been accused of failing thousands of seriously injured patients every year because of delays to Scotland's major trauma network.
Health Secretary Shona Robison will be hauled before MSPs today to explain the delay to Scotland's life-saving trauma network.
The Scottish Government has been accused of having no idea how much its serially-delayed major trauma centre network will cost.
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of breaking her promise to the people of the north-east after she confirmed Scotland's major trauma network will not be delivered for "at least" three years.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has confirmed the chief medical officer will head up a group to deliver a major trauma centre to Aberdeen.
Healthcare in the north-east will undergo a "significant boost" after it was confirmed work on two major treatment centres will begin this year.
The Scottish Health Secretary has confirmed Aberdeen will get a lifesaving trauma centre this year.