REVEALED: SNP BROKEN PROMISES ON NHS SERVICES

Scottish Labour can reveal almost 20 hospital services that are under-threat – as a result of decisions taken by the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon.

As a result of choices taken by Nicola Sturgeon to cut training places and a failure to address insufficient numbers of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, Scotland’s NHS is facing a workforce crisis of the SNP’s making.

A total of 19 services across Scotland have experienced temporary ward closures, are facing downgrade or are threatened with permanent closure due to the SNP’s mismanagement. Staff shortages are leaving NHS staff overworked, under-resourced and under-valued.

Despite repeated warnings from health professionals the SNP is failing to take action to address this crisis.

Among the services under threat are the Children’s Ward at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and Inverclyde Hospital, which Nicola Sturgeon promised voters would be kept open.

Labour published the research as its ‘For the Many’ summer campaign turns its attention to the SNP’s failure to protect our health service.

The full list of services under-threat are:

  • St John's Hospital Childrens Ward
  • Royal Alexandria Childrens Ward
  • Royal Hospital for Children - QEUH
  • Dr Gray's Maternity Unit
  • Yorkhill MIU
  • Galloway Community Hospital
  • Caithness Maternity Unit
  • Mulberry Unit at Stracathro Hospital
  • NHS Grampian
  • Gilbert Bain Hospital, Shetland
  • Wishaw general, Monklands and Hairmyres
  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • Kirkcaldy Medical Centre
  • NHS Tayside
  • Perth Royal Infirmary
  • Scottish Care Homes
  • Midwife led birthing services at Vale of Leven Maternity
  • Midwife led birthing services at Inverclyde Hospital Maternity
  • Nine intensive care units in neonatal services