Lack of transparency over future of IRH

Press Release, 2nd October 2015

Lack of transparency over future of IRH

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Duncan McNeil has raised concerns about the lack of transparency regarding the future of Inverclyde Royal.

It follows the news that the hospital needs a staggering £44 million pounds worth of repairs to bring it up to scratch. However,  NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have failed to confirm how the bill will be addressed.

Duncan McNeil said:

“NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have a responsibility to be open and transparent about Inverclyde Royal Hospital’s future and they have failed in this respect.”

“The health board haven’t addressed the substance of the matter which is the concern for the long-term future of the hospital. They have not denied that the bill is continuing to rise and have not given any indication to how much funding will be allocated to address the maintenance backlog.”

“The problems with the fabric of this building need to be addressed urgently. Allowing the building to deteriorate places a growing question mark over the future of the IRH.”