Inverclyde MSP welcomes proposed delay to fire alarm regulations

MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the announcement that new legislation, which requires all homes in Scotland to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, will be delayed until February 2022. The Scottish Government recently confirmed that it will ask Parliament to approve a 12-month delay in the deadline to carry out this important […]

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Local MSP welcomes launch of new veterans rail card

SNP GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING VETERANS IN INVERCLYDE Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed a new rail card that will allow Scottish veterans to claim a 34% discount on travel. The veterans’ rail card, initially priced at £21 per year, allows holders to travel across the country at reduced fares. To encourage uptake, the SNP Government […]

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ICU beds at IRH are not closing, says Health Secretary

In a letter to Stuart McMillan MSP, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman MSP has confirmed that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) are not closing the two ICU beds at the IRH. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP wrote to the Health Secretary and the Chief Executive of NHSGGC following continued concerns from the public about the […]

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McMillan welcomes resumption of NHS dentistry

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the news that NHS dentistry services in Scotland are to resume next month after being halted due to COVID-19. In plans announced at Holyrood on Monday [12 October], the Public Health Minister, Joe FitzPatrick MSP, said that the Scottish Government’s understanding of COVID-19 transmission in dental […]

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Intensive Care Unit at IRH is NOT closing

Stuart McMillan MSP has received confirmation from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the First Minister that the Intensive Care Unit at Inverclyde Royal Hospital is not closing. The local SNP MSP put several questions to the health board in light of reports that staff were told on 1 October that the unit was to […]

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Recovery from COVID-19 must tackle poverty, says McMillan

During this year’s Challenge Poverty Week (5-11 October 2020), Stuart McMillan MSP is highlighting why Scotland’s economic recovery from COVID-19 must include actions to tackle poverty. Commenting, Stuart said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we want to look after each other. As we look towards recovery from this public health crisis, it is […]

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McMillan questions health board over ITU closure

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has questioned NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde about reports of the ITU unit at the IRH closing. Commenting, Stuart said: “I was shocked the read the article in the Greenock Telegraph about the closure of the ITU at the IRH. I suspected the usual scare story of the […]

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SNP MSP urges TSB to rethink local bank closure

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has demanded an urgent meeting with TSB officials after an announcement the Port Glasgow branch has been marked for closure. Yesterday, [30th September] the bank announced 73 branch closures across Scotland. The MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has now requested an urgent meeting with TSB bosses to discuss the impact of […]

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What to expect if an NHS Contact Tracer calls you

Scotland’s approach to implementing the ‘test, trace, isolate, support’ strategy, Test and Protect, is now live across the country. Test and Protect will help us gradually change the restrictions that help to suppress COVID-19 so society can adapt to a new normal. If you experience any one of the symptoms – a high temperature, a […]

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Inverclyde MSP supports British Transport Police to raise awareness of face covering rules on public transport

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde supported the British Transport Police (BTP) in calling for people to respect their fellow passengers on trains and wear a face covering. With a few limited health exceptions, face coverings are now mandatory on public transport, including train stations. Commenting, Stuart said: “In the wake of the First […]

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Almost every household in Inverclyde connected to superfast broadband

SNP GOVERNMENT DELIVERING FOR SCOTLAND WHILE TORIES FAIL ON BROADBAND COMMITMENT Local MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed new figures that show a huge boost to connectivity in Inverclyde, thanks to significant investment from the SNP Government. According to the latest coverage statistics from Thinkbroadband, 97.6% of properties in Inverclyde are now connected to superfast broadband […]

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Anti-poverty payment could benefit 2,500 children in Inverclyde

“GAME-CHANGER” BENEFIT CENTRAL TO SNP AMBITION TO TACKLE CHILD POVERTY An estimated 2,500 children across Inverclyde could benefit from the Scottish Government’s ground breaking anti-poverty payment, new figures have revealed. The Scottish Child Payment will be worth £10 per child for low-income families by the end of 2022, with introduction for under-6s starting by early […]

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