Assurances on GP service ‘unreliable’
A Rutherglen councillor has said the threat to the area’s out of hours GP service remains real despite the SNP’s insistence it is safe.
Councillor Robert Brown said assurances to local people were “groundless”.
Two weeks ago, the Reformer reported that Margaret Ferrier MP and SNP candidate at next year’s Scottish election, Clare Haughey were urging people to have their views heard on the issue.
Ms Ferrier said she has been assured out of hours services for local people would remain at the New Victoria.
But Councillor Brown said this week: “I read what Margaret Ferrier had to say in the Reformer last week with total amazement – but no surprise.
“Her intention was to muddy the waters and give smooth but unreliable reassurances to local people.
“Everyone knows that NHS Lanarkshire have made a temporary but tactical retreat in the face of strong local opposition to the potential loss of GP out of hours services from the Victoria.
“Local people have made their voices heard on this issue loud and clear.”