Anyone who has comments to make about the operation of Moray’s main hospital is being urged to pass them to their local MSP.
The call came ahead of a meeting between Richard Lochhead and the interim chief executive of NHS Grampian, Malcolm Wright, to discuss concerns already raised about Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.
Mr Lochhead met with health secretary Shona Robison in December to discuss concerns that the Moray hospital might be overshadowed by much publicised difficulties being faced at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
He received assurances at that time over the future of the Moray hospital – now he is urging anyone who has comments to make over services at Dr Gray’s to get in touch ahead of his meeting with Mr Wright.
He said: “I look forward to meeting with the interim chief executive of NHS Grampian when I intend to raise any ongoing concerns about challenges faced by Dr Gray’s as well as any general issues raised with me by constituents that relate to the hospital.
“Shona Robison’s confirmation that the key role of Dr Gray’s will be outlined by NHS Grampian as part of their overarching clinical strategic planning in March/April is encouraging and will offer some welcome clarity on the future role of our hospital.”