MSP fears for Perth A&E unit

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

An MSP has called for as­sur­ances over the fu­ture of an A&E unit in Tay­side.

Murdo Fraser, the Perthshire MSP for the Tories, raised fears in Holy­rood that Perth Royal In­fir­mary is un­der threat fol­low­ing an NHS plan to shunt emer­gency surgery to Ninewells in Dundee.

Mr Fraser said there is “se­ri­ous con­cern”.

Health Sec­re­tary Shona Ro­bi­son in­sisted: “The PRI is a very im­por­tant district gen­eral hos­pi­tal and a very im­por­tant part of the in­fra­struc­ture of the na­tional health ser­vice.

“There­fore, I hope to get rid of any scare­mon­ger­ing that might have been tak­ing place.”

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