Firefighters travel over 100 miles to cover shifts

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has today revealed that firefighters are regularly travelling from Aberdeenshire and Moray to cover shifts in Aberdeen, with some brought in from as far afield as Inverness and Dundee.

Read more

Watchdog finds North East passengers least satisfied with bus services

A nationwide survey of bus services in Scotland, carried out by watchdog Transport Focus, has found that passengers in the North East are less likely to be ‘very satisfied’ with the performance of their local operators than elsewhere in the country.

Read more

260 Grampian patients suffering with chronic pain disorder still waiting, 18 weeks after referral

Only 14.9% of patients referred to a NHS Grampian clinic for chronic pain received treatment within 18 weeks in the final quarter of 2018, with 260 people still on the waiting list for a first appointment 18 weeks after being referred, according to the latest figures published today by NHS Scotland’s Information Services Division.

Read more

Latest performance figures show virtually no improvement for Scotrail

1 in 8 Scotrail trains are still not arriving on time, according to PPM (Public Performance Measure) figures published for February, today.

Read more

North East betrayed by Tories abstaining on local government cuts

Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles, who represents the North East of Scotland, has attacked Conservative MSPs for the region for failing to oppose the Scottish Government’s Local Government Finance Order in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

Read more

Top down Tory policy will set our rural economy on the wrong path

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles called on Scottish Conservatives to drop their ‘paternalistic’ approach to rural policy making and take a seat at the table with producers, consumers and environmental organisations, during a debate in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

Read more

Less than half of North East youngsters suffering from mental health issues seen within deadline

Only 41.1% of children referred to NHS Grampian and 49.5% referred to NHS Tayside for mental health issues received treatment within 18 weeks, according to the latest figures published today by NHS Scotland’s Information Services Division.

Read more

Rumbles calls for evidence on workplace parking levy

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today called on Parliament to make time available for the Rural Economy and Connectivity committee to take evidence from stakeholders on the workplace parking levy, before making a formal decision on the amendment, as he criticised plans “scribbled on the back of a car park ticket”.

Read more

New figures show support for bus and cycle travel has been bumpy at best

The number of journeys made by bus dropped again in 2017 to 388 million, while the share of journeys by bicycle stagnated at 1.5% despite Scottish Government targets for it to account for 10% of all journeys by next year, according to figures published by Transport Scotland today.

Read more

Almost half of Grampian patients miss Treatment Time ‘Guarantee’ – Rumbles

Only 57.5% of patients admitted to Inpatient or Day case treatment in NHS Grampian were seen within the 12 week Treatment Time ‘Guarantee’ in the final quarter of 2018, according to figures published by the Information Services Division today.

Read more

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or Email.