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MSP acts on residents concerns

Following a number of Portlethen residents expressing their concerns that the Chapelton of Elsick development will add strain to the already stretched Portlethen medical Centre, MSP Maureen Watt has contacted the NHS Grampian Chief executive to get some answers on the issue.

Ms Watt is looking to make sure that patients will not be adversely impacted upon by the Elsick development. She also hopes the letter will also serve indicate to NHS Grampian that the matter of medical provision is one which needs to be given the utmost consideration as the project looks to move forward.

In her letter to Mr Richard Carey, NHS Grampian Chief executive, the Aberdeen South and North Kincardine MSP asks if NHS Grampian has considered the Elsick issue and also seeks answers over the current waiting times which patients face at Portlethen Medical Centre.

In the letter, she said: “I understand that a number of residents who are currently registered with Portlethen Medical Centre fear that the quality and availability of healthcare may suffer if such an influx of new patients were to be considered by the facility.

“Concerns have also been voiced that, whilst many people already consider it difficult to get an appointment, an extra two thousand patients will serve to exacerbate this problem.

“As such, can you advise me why patients at Portlethen Medical Centre currently appear to face waiting times which they consider to be longer than reasonable? Also, can you inform me, firstly, whether you have discussed with the Elsick Development Company the potential impacts of a new settlement upon the Portlethen Medical Centre, and, secondly, whether you are satisfied that, should the development at Elslck proceed, NHS Grampian, through the Portlethen Medical Centre, will be able to cater for the needs of patients without the quality of healthcare being compromised?”

This is an issue that Ms Watt is looking to pursue going forward, she has also met with developers of Elsick to press the need for a school to be built at the earliest opportunity to ensure that class sizes at other institutions are not bumped up.

MSP acts on resident concerns

Following a number of Portlethen residents expressing their concerns that the Chapelton of Elsick development will add strain to the already stretched Portlethen medical Centre, MSP Maureen Watt has contacted the NHS Grampian Chief executive to get some answers on the issue.

Ms Watt is looking to make sure that patients will not be adversely impacted upon by the Elsick development. She also hopes the letter will also serve indicate to NHS Grampian that the matter of medical provision is one which needs to be given the utmost consideration as the project looks to move forward.

In her letter to Mr Richard Carey, NHS Grampian Chief executive, the Aberdeen South and North Kincardine MSP asks if NHS Grampian has considered the Elsick issue and also seeks answers over the current waiting times which patients face at Portlethen Medical Centre.

In the letter, she said: “I understand that a number of residents who are currently registered with Portlethen Medical Centre fear that the quality and availability of healthcare may suffer if such an influx of new patients were to be considered by the facility.

“Concerns have also been voiced that, whilst many people already consider it difficult to get an appointment, an extra two thousand patients will serve to exacerbate this problem.

“As such, can you advise me why patients at Portlethen Medical Centre currently appear to face waiting times which they consider to be longer than reasonable? Also, can you inform me, firstly, whether you have discussed with the Elsick Development Company the potential impacts of a new settlement upon the Portlethen Medical Centre, and, secondly, whether you are satisfied that, should the development at Elslck proceed, NHS Grampian, through the Portlethen Medical Centre, will be able to cater for the needs of patients without the quality of healthcare being compromised?”

This is an issue that Ms Watt is looking to pursue going forward, she has also met with developers of Elsick to press the need for a school to be built at the earliest opportunity to ensure that class sizes at other institutions are not bumped up.

 

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