On Thursday 1st September, Ms Qaisar MP, welcomed the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf, to the constituency on a joint visit to University Hospital Monklands.
Both elected representatives met with Heather Knox, Chief Executive of NHS Lanarkshire. Ms Qaisar and Mr Yousaf also visited various departments such as the Covid Rehab Team, Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy, Ambulatory Care Areas and Day Surgery Unit, meeting with staff and discuss the redevelopment of the hospital.
The Monklands Replacement Project (MRP) are in the process of producing a detailed consultation report that will be provided to North Lanarkshire Council alongside the planning application which will be submitted later this year.
Commenting, Ms Qaisar stated:
“I was delighted to welcome the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf, to the constituency today on a joint visit to University Hospital Monklands"
“The Cabinet Secretary and I met with Heather Knox, Chief Executive of NHS Lanarkshire, and had productive discussions about healthcare in the local area, recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the plans for the redevelopment of Monklands Hospital"
“I was encouraged to hear from the Cabinet Secretary about the Scottish Government’s recommitment to the redevelopment of University Hospital Monklands"
“Both the SNP and Scottish Government have a longstanding history in supporting University Hospital Monklands, with the Government taking on board and acting on the independent review of NHS Lanarkshire Monklands Replacement/ Refurbishment Project (MRRP)"
“The Scottish Government’s commitment to the redevelopment of University Hospital Monklands is welcomed and this commitment will ensure continued provision of the highest quality of healthcare services for constituents”