Perthshire North MSP, Mr John Swinney, has today welcomed a letter from the Chief Executive of the Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership, which confirms that steps are being taken to open Errol Medical Centre as “a matter of urgency”.
The letter to Mr Swinney, dated 6th February, confirms that the only outstanding issue remaining relates to the requirement for the building to have updated legionella risk assessment/water compliance.
Commenting, Mr Swinney said:
“I am pleased to hear that progress is being made towards the opening of Errol Medical Centre.
“I have been in dialogue with the Health and Social Care Partnership since November to emphasise the concerns of my constituents, and to press for positive action as soon as possible.
“The entire process of securing a new medical practice has taken too long, and has been a source of deep frustration for people living in Errol and the surrounding areas. To that end, I will continue to engage with stakeholders to ensure that the medical practice opens as soon as reasonably possible.”