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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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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Health Secretary confirms investment in Scottish Ambulance Service as part of trauma network redesign

On Thursday 27 February, Stuart McMillan MSP received confirmation from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport that the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) is receiving investment as part of the Scottish trauma network redesign. The SNP MSP asked the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman MSP, how she was ensuring local ambulance provision would not be disadvantaged […]

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Budget gets Holyrood backing with boost for local services

SNP SUPPORT INCREASE IN INVESTMENT IN INVERCLYDE Greenock and Inverclyde SNP MSP backed the SNP’s budget plans last night, which offer economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services. Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion in a decade to Scotland’s block resource […]

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Political parties urged to back NHS investment

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has called on his political opponents across Inverclyde to get behind the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals that commits an extra £729 million for health and care services. Last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP announced plans to increase spending on NHS frontline boards by £430 million – a 4.2% on […]

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McMillan Welcomes NHSGGC Commitment to IRH

Yet again, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman John Brown, has confirmed that the IRH has a long-term future. Local MSP Stuart McMillan has demanded that stories to the contrary end once and for all. Mr Brown has today said; “The Board has already confirmed its commitment to Inverclyde Royal Hospital. “Suggestions that it is […]

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McMillan commends dedication of NHS staff

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has commended the tremendous efforts of NHS staff during March of this year as the number of planned operations rose despite severe winter weather and travel disruption. March saw unseasonably cold weather, with Scotland’s first ever red weather alert across large swathes of the country and the army providing […]

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McMillan encourages flu jab take up

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged all eligible adults in Greenock and Inverclyde to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination. Everyone aged 65 and over, pregnant women and people at most risk of serious illness are offered the flu vaccination on the NHS. Flu rates in Scotland doubled in December with the […]

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McMillan Highlights NHS Inform During FMQs

Stuart McMillan, Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, today asked Nicola Sturgeon during First Minister’s Questions (FMQs) what action the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that people are not misled by fake medical information online, and raised awareness of ‘NHS Inform’. Mr McMillan was compelled to ask the First Minister about this following reports that Macmillan […]

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McMillan rebukes Labour’s attack of NHS

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, spoke in Parliament today to support our local NHS following the Audit Scotland annual report into the health service’s performance. The Audit Scotland report recognises the innovative work being done to tackle delayed discharge, integrate health and social care, and embed realistic medicine by the SNP Government whilst also […]

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FOI Request Shows IRH in Safe Hands 

An FOI request undertaken by Stuart McMillan MSP has shown that the long-term future of the IRH is secure after its findings revealed significant developments taking place within the hospital. Stuart, the MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, requested the detailed information from the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board after numerous false stories were circulated […]

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More than £19 million invested in IRH over last five years

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan and Ronnie Cowan MP have both welcomed the news that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has invested over £19,135,000 in the IRH over the last five years. The board has underlining its commitment to the Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH) with £800,000 investment over the current financial year. Last […]

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Local MSP and MP Meet with Health Board Chief Executive

Stuart McMillan MSP and Ronnie Cowan MP met with new Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board Jane Grant and Chairman John Brown to discuss matters of healthcare relating to Inverclyde. Mr McMillan and Mr Cowan had asked for the meeting, with senior management, to discuss health services in Inverclyde and both politicians […]

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Health Secretary Confirms: ‘No Plans for IRH Unit to Close’

Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison MSP has stated that rumours circulated about supposed closure of a ward at Inverclyde Royal Hospital are unfounded. During General Question time at the Scottish Parliament last week, Stuart McMillan MSP raised concerns that an anonymous member of staff had released information to the local newspaper to suggest that […]

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