NEIL PRAISE FOR NHS AT 65

Local MSP Alex Neil has marked the 65th anniversary of the NHS by highlighting its importance to his family. Alex Neil’s son was 14 when he needed urgent treatment for a rare form of septicemia, a potentially lethal blood infection. He says the NHS saved his son’s life. Mr Neil, who is also the Scottish … Read more

Neil Welcomes Increases in Nursing Staff

Information released by the Scottish government has shown that overall there has been an increase in the numbers of nursing staff employed by NHS Lanarkshire since 2007. Since the SNP took office in 2007, the figures show that the total headcount of nurses employed by NHS Lanarkshire has risen from 5,069 on the 30th September … Read more

Local Politicians call for Stane PO to be retained

Local representatives Alex Neil MSP and Councillor Tommy Cochrane have called for the Post Office branch in Stane to be retained, after the local agent applied to leave the network. In correspondence with Shotts MSP Alex Neil the Post Office has maintained that the branch is not scheduled to close, but they are actively searching … Read more

NEIL WELCOMES NHS LANARKSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH DECISION

Local MSP Alex Neil has welcomed the decision of NHS Lanarkshire to improve local mental health services across Lanarkshire. Under previous plans the board wanted to close mental health services in Monklands Hospital, but acute mental health beds will now be maintained at the three acute hospital sites in Lanarkshire. Wishaw General Hospital will now … Read more