Hos­pi­tal threat must be lifted

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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