ROSS COMMENTS ON MINOR INJURY UNIT STAFFING
Gail Ross, the SNP’s member of the Scottish Parliament for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross has responded to correspondence from NHS Highland which highlights serious issues with the minor injuries units at Dunbar Hospital in Thurso, Dingwall Ross Memorial Hospital and Invergordon County Hospital.
Speaking today Ms Ross said:
“I have been contacted by constituents who were very concerned that there was no service available at any of the minor injury units in Ross-shire and Caithness recently and as a result had to go to Raigmore in Inverness and Caithness General in Wick. I have now been informed that this is due to “significant staffing shortages” in all units.”
“I have responded to NHS Highland, asking for them to clarify for me exactly what steps are being taken to remedy the situation as soon as possible. I’m concerned that given they are now recruiting staff to fill positions at the hospitals that this has been an issue which has been ongoing for some time, another point which I will clarify.”
“NHS Highland have first class facilities in the Dunbar, Ross Memorial and County Hospital, I want to see management treat the staff and communities which use these facilities with respect and ensure that they are given all the resources that they need to be effective and sustainable.”