McMillan comments on latest drug-related death figures

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has commented on the latest drug-related deaths figures published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS). These statistics cover drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2019. Stuart said: “The NRS report makes for sobering reading as there were 1,264 drug-related deaths in Scotland last year – the largest […]

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McMillan delighted NHS workers in Inverclyde will receive £500 bonus

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has shown his delight that around 34,000 staff members in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be recognised for the hard work and sacrifice they have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic by receiving a bonus of £500 from the SNP Scottish Government.  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced all NHS staff would receive the bonus […]

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Inverclyde needs a new build hospital, says McMillan

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has reiterated the need for a new-build hospital in Inverclyde. Speaking during Jamie Greene MSP’s Member’s Debate on the ICU at Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH), Stuart made clear his view that the next local capital project should be a new hospital – as this would deliver better outcomes […]

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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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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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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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Over £500,000 funding for Inverclyde Council active travel projects

LOCAL MSP PRAISES SNP GOVERNMENT’S AMBITIOUS ‘SPACES FOR PEOPLE’ INITIATIVE MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has said that £585,000 for Inverclyde Council will help normalise the increasing number of people walking or cycling in the local area. In partnership with Sustrans Scotland, the SNP Government has now awarded nearly £30 million to pop-up […]

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McMillan welcomes additional funding for young carers

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the news that £300,000 worth of Scottish Government funding will go towards supporting young carers across Scotland during the pandemic. This support is part of the £350 million communities funding to help people and communities affected by COVID-19. Young Scot will receive £200,000 to provide online subscriptions and e-vouchers for […]

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New data sheds light on local COVID-19 death rate

The National Records of Scotland have published new data that breaks down the number of COVID-19 related deaths by age group and by local authority area. Of the 106 COVID-19 deaths in Inverclyde, 96 were people aged 65 and over. Local MSP Stuart McMillan has therefore urged older people to continue to follow social distancing […]

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Over 1,500 carers in Inverclyde due to receive extra payment

MSP PRAISES VITAL WORK DONE BY CARERS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC Around 1,590 carers in Inverclyde are due to benefit from a one-off payment during the coronavirus pandemic. The Scottish Government has revealed plans to invest £19.2million to provide further support to Scottish carers during the Covid-19 crisis. If approved by parliament, around 83,000 eligible carers […]

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People in Inverclyde to have their say on lockdown restrictions

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES UPDATE ON “LIFE BEYOND LOCKDOWN” SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged the people of Inverclyde to have their say as the Scottish Government publishes an update on what life might look like when coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are altered. COVID-19: A Framework for Decision Making says the current lockdown is pushing the number […]

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McMillan pays tribute to Inverclyde’s frontline workers on International Workers’ Memorial Day

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has paid tribute to local frontline workers during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on International Workers’ Memorial Day (Tuesday 28 April 2020). During his almost 13 years as an MSP, Stuart has worked alongside Action on Asbestos (formerly Clydeside Action on Asbestos) to improve the support given to […]

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McMillan makes plea to non-essential businesses to close

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has called on businesses producing non-essential items or providing non-essential services to close – especially if they cannot enable their staff to work from home or abide by social distancing guidelines. The local MSP has received a high volume of correspondence from constituents who feel like their role […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP backs Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal

Stuart McMillan MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament. Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, Stuart was interested to hear about care and support provided to people living with terminal illness in Scotland. Marie Curie supported over 7,500 people […]

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