Scottish Conservatives in the north-east have demanded to know when NHS Grampian’s “absent” chief executive Malcolm Wright will return to combat the board’s problems.
Tom Mason MSP
NHS Grampian has been the worst performing health board in Scotland against a key waiting-time target for every month of the last year.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has revealed that she quizzed north-east health chiefs about long waiting times experienced by the region’s chronic pain sufferers.
The Scottish Government has been urged to work “night and day” to help secure more international flights from Aberdeen Airport.
A drug linked to the deaths of celebrities such as Heath Ledger and Whitney Houston has been connected to a “soaring” number of fatalities in the north-east.
A Scottish Government minister has raised funding hopes for Aberdeen International Youth Festival – and condemned an “inappropriate attack” on its organisers by an MSP.
Health chiefs are limiting non-urgent operations in north-east hospitals at the start of the new year amid claims they have more patients than they are “able to treat”.
New evidence appears to confirm that patients are suffering as a direct result of the north-east falling to the “bottom of the pile” on health spending.