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09th February 2017 - Commenting on the news that the Chief Executive of NHS Scotland has admitted that waiting times may get longer in NHS Tayside due to the ongoing financial crisis, Jenny Marra MSP said:
“This is completely unacceptable. The Chairman of NHS Tayside said before Christmas that the financial crisis created by senior management would have no impact on patient services. But today, the man in charge of the NHS in Scotland, Health Secretary Shona Robison’s right hand man, admitted that patients in Tayside would have to wait longer as management try to claw their way back to financial health.
“At an early stage of trying to pull themselves out of financial chaos, senior health managers are saying to patients that they will have to wait longer for appointments or operations. This is a broken promise by the Chairman of NHS Tayside and something the Health Secretary should address immediately for patients in Dundee and across Tayside.”