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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question reference: S6W-15641

  • Date lodged: 3 March 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 3 March 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what further progress has been made regarding Moray maternity services since December 2022.


I am delighted to be able to confirm that, following an intense period of scrutiny, that I am approving the plan for Integrated Maternity Services for the North, with consultant-led obstetric services at Dr Gray’s hospital. This is supported by an initial commitment of £6.6m to support implementation. I am also pleased to report that Linda de Caestecker, as lead for the external assurance panel has agreed to continue her involvement for at least the next 12 months as Boards move forward with implementation. The collaboration and innovation from NHS Grampian and NHS Highland on this plan provides a solid platform to build from as we look to strengthen maternity services in the north in a safe and sustainable way.