Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford hosted a reception which saw the announcement of a new action plan for people with neurological conditions.
Health and social care charity Sue Ryder has welcomed a commitment made by the Scottish Government to bring forward the plans, with details expected to be announced next year.
The announcement was made by Cabinet Secretary for Health, Shona Robison MSP, at a reception hosted by the charity and Mr Crawford at Holyrood last week.
And it follows the publishing of a report which revealed nine out of Scotland’s 14 health boards have no plan for delivering services for people with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.
It is expected that the action plan will be published in draft form in summer 2018 prior to a period of formal consultation.
Mr Crawford said: “This new action plan is an excellent opportunity to achieve major improvements for people with neurological conditions and ensure we have a healthcare system in Scotland which provides more tailored solutions.
“I was delighted to host an event in Parliament for Sue Ryder who carry out a lot of work in the Stirling constituency and tirelessly assess how we can ensure that the future of care for people with neurological conditions meets the needs of individuals.”
Pamela Mackenzie, director of neurological services and Scotland at Sue Ryder said: “Whilst this new action plan is very much in its infancy, Sue Ryder and our partners in the neurological care sector will be working day and night to ensure this plan addresses the needs of those with neurological conditions in Scotland.”
Police are are appealing for anyone who witnessed a disturbance on Friars Street, Stirling, at the weekend — which led to a man being seriously injured — to come forward. A man was taken to hospital for treatment after the incident around 11pm on Sunday — although he remains unsure as to how he got his injuries. Anyone with details should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.