Stirling Observer

Neuroplanr­evealed atCrawford­reception


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.

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