STAFFING PROVISION FOR neurological services at Dr Gray’s Hospital may soon be alleviated with an interim solution found for the recruitment issues.
The good news for Moray patients – in particular those suffering from Parkinson’s – came in a response to Highlands and Moray MSP Douglas Ross, who last week wrote to the Chief Executive of NHS Grampian, Malcolm Wright.
Mr Wright has responded saying that a locum consultant will be appointed to the post as efforts continue to find a permanent replacement.
Mr Ross said: “Following my recent correspondence with Malcolm Wright I welcomed his assurance that steps were being taken to address the staffing issue at Dr Gray’s and I’m pleased to hear that a locum consultant will be appointed whilst ongoing efforts are made to employ a permanent replacement.
“This is of course very welcome news for those in Moray who rely heavily on the services provided by these professionals and clearly NHS Grampian has heeded the voices of the many patients who highlighted their concerns about the threat to services in our area.
“I will continue to champion the needs of patients locally to ensure that they receive the appropriate levels of service.”