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MSP calls on cross party support to restore consultant lead services


By David Porter

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Banffshire and Buchan Coast's Karen Adam has lodged her first motion at the Scottish Parliament and says “the health of parents and children must come first”.

Ms Adam said: “I met with the Keep MUM organisation who are campaigning to restore consultant led maternity services at Dr Gray’s Hospital.

"It’s vital we hear the human impact, discussed in an open forum, so we get a good grasp of the real life issues.”

For a motion to be debated in parliament it must receive support from MSPs from two other political parties.

She continued: “When I was elected last month, I made a promise that I would work cross party for the benefit of my constituents.

"I lodged my first ever Motion in parliament, asking MSPs from all parties to support a debate in parliament that recognises the importance of parents being able to give birth locally.

"That is why I am calling on all MSPs from across the political spectrum to please support my Motion to bring a debate on this topic.

“The health of parents and children must come first and in order for this to move forward I’d ask that we work together on it.

“It was great to chat informally as well as formally with Marj and Amy from the campaign, discussing birth stories is something that isn’t just natural for us mums, but it also helps us connect and see where vital support is needed.

"That is why I am throwing my absolute support behind the Keep MUM campaign and why I met with them today.”


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