Deadline missed for 740 children seeking mental health treatment in NHS Grampian – Rumbles

Only 56% of youngsters referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services under NHS Grampian in 2019 received treatment within 18 weeks, according to information provided by the Scottish Government to North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles today.

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Three quarters of chronic pain sufferers in Grampian not seen within 18 week deadline

Only 26.6% of patients referred to cash strapped NHS Grampian for chronic pain received treatment within 18 weeks in the final quarter of 2019, according to figures published today by NHS Scotland’s Information Services Division.

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A fifth of NHS Grampian cancer patients not treated within deadline

Cash strapped NHS Grampian failed to meet national standards for 224 (19%) patients waiting for urgent cancer treatment, during the first three quarters of 2019. Despite the Scottish Government’s own target for 95% of patients to receive treatment within 62 days.  

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Comment on the budget for the North East - Mike Rumbles MSP

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s 2020/21 budget, to be passed at Stage 1 in the Scottish Parliament today, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles said:   “This budget does nothing to address the concerns of people in the North East. After a decade of underfunding, our healthcare and...

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Active travel and bus use fall while travel by air and car continues to rise

Figures published by Transport Scotland today show that the amount of people cycling, walking and using buses as a share of all journeys made in Scotland, has continued to decline. Meanwhile the share of people choosing to travel by car or plane has increased year on year.

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Aberdeen ‘cash-cow’ at the back of the queue again for Local Government funding - Rumbles

Scottish Local Government Finance Statistics published today, show that Aberdeen City was the second worst funded of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities in 2018/19, per head of population.

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