Malcolm Wright to remain Chief Executive of NHS Grampian

20 April 2018

North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has today welcomed assurances that Malcolm Wright has not been appointed permanent Chief Executive at NHS Tayside, and remains in post at NHS Grampian.

He asked the Health Minister Shona Robison for clarification on his position following her ministerial statement earlier in the week, when she described Malcolm Wright as the “new Chief Executive” of NHS Tayside.

Lewis Macdonald said:

“I welcome the assurance that Malcolm Wright will continue as Chief Executive of NHS Grampian.

“This will help to ease concerns that the crisis in NHS Tayside will affect plans for NHS Grampian, including establishment of a major trauma centre at Foresterhill in October this year.

“Malcom Wright has done a good job under difficult circumstances, and it is important that he continues as Accountable Officer with responsibility for delivery of NHS service in Grampian at what is a critical time for the NHS Board.”