MSP welcomes major trauma centre clarification



31 January 2018



North East Labour Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald today welcomed confirmation from the Scottish Government that the major trauma centre at Foresterhill is due to be operational by autumn 2018.

Lewis, who is Convener of the Health and Sport Committee at the Scottish Parliament, said today:

“This is a welcome clarification from the Health Minister on the timetable for implementing the new major trauma centre at Foresterhill.

“I have been pushing the Scottish Government to make a firm commitment regarding an exact date for the Aberdeen major trauma centre becoming operational, rather than just some time in 2018 as was promised a few weeks ago.

“NHS Grampian, doctors and other staff at Foresterhill can now continue their preparations for the implementation of major trauma services in Aberdeen, knowing that trauma patients from across the North and North East of Scotland will benefit from new tools and procedures before the end of the year.”