Hospital threat must be lifted
Sir, – NHS Tayside and the Scottish Health Minister must give us a categorical assurance that Stracathro Hospital is not under threat again.
We have already experienced huge cuts to our health services in Montrose and Brechin, such as the closure of our local hospitals and the closure of the superb Mulberry Unit.
The loss of Stracathro Hospital would hit Angus people yet again and it is essential that this rumour is dispelled immediately.
Most of us are aware of what the Tayside Health Board mean by review, and frankly we have come to believe consultation by them is a token exercise since in the past they have ignored the results.
It is essential that our MSPS fight this threat and do it publicly. They must get an assurance from NHS Tayside and the Scottish Health Minister that there is no threat to Stracathro Hospital.
David May. Lamondfauld Lane, Hillside.