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New Plans For Threats To Maternity Services

12th January 2001

Graeme Smith, a member of the Wick Community Council and Highland Councillor is encouraging people to think more about how a concerted campaign might affect the outcome of the Review into Maternity services in the county. He encouraged people to think in terms of a campaign involving community councils and the Association of community councils acting in concert with MUMS (Maternity Unit Must Stay).

Two members of the local maternity unit have been asked to be on the Maternity Services Advisory Group allaying Mr Smith's fears about under representation from Caithness in the process.

Alan Ferrier, Chairman of Wick Community Council still fears that the threat to the maternity unit would just be the start and add to losses of ancillary services.

[This article has been transferred here from our archives]

 

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