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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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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McMillan welcomes pay rise for social care staff

Stuart McMillan MSP has warmly welcomed the immediate wage increase and sick pay provision for social care staff, especially at a time when they are on the frontline responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP said the move, agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA, would see social care staff receive an […]

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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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McMillan encourages flu jab take up

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged parents to “trust the facts” and make sure their child is vaccinated for flu this winter. This week, the Scottish Government has launched its annual national flu vaccination programme – with a focus on people with health conditions and children aged 2-5. Every year thousands of children are hospitalised […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP backs Marie Curie call

Stuart McMillan MSP has lent his support to help improve the lives of people in Scotland living with terminal illness. Meeting with representatives from Marie Curie, the terminal illness charity, Stuart was interested to hear about efforts to ensure that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of life. Marie […]

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Over 95% of new parents benefitting from Baby Boxes

New figures have revealed that 20,244 families in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area have benefitted from a Baby Box, as the Scottish Government announced a new design in time for Mother’s Day. Across the country, over 80,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered since April 2017. A team of young people, including 16 year-old […]

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Inverclyde GP practices to receive funding boost

The Scottish Government has unveiled that GP practices in Inverclyde will receive a funding boost this year. The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £20 million support will be given to GP practices across Scotland to help with the costs of running their practices. The ‘GP Premises Sustainability Loan Scheme’ aims to ease the […]

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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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Stuart McMillan gets the needle at Parliament

Health campaigners needled Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan last week – but it was all in the cause of learning first-hand how our local pharmacies can help deliver a vital health service to the public more effectively. Unlike in England, highly qualified pharmacists are unable to administer flu vaccinations for the NHS – despite […]

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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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Local MSP welcomes new travel vaccinations service

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the introduction of a travel vaccinations service at Boots’ Greenock store in the Oak Mall Shopping Centre. As part of Health Information Week 2018, Mr McMillan met Boots’ pharmacist Neil Morton to find out more about this new service – something few pharmacies offer – which is […]

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McMillan welcomes £775m spent on free eye tests

The SNP’s protection of free eye tests in Scotland has seen people benefit over 21 million times from the initiative since 2007 – with the Scottish Government investing over £775 million in the policy over the last decade. The policy is a key part of the SNP’s commitment to providing world-leading services for everyone, no […]

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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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