Have your say on X-ray axe

BILLY LEES: People should attend.
BILLY LEES: People should attend.

KEY players with a huge role in determining the future of healthcare in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth have confirmed they will attend a crunch public meeting on Monday (February 28)

Cumbernauld Community Forum is to hold the meeting at Cornerstone House at 7pm - and members have invited health minister Nicola Sturgeon along.

NHS Lanarkshire is also sending two key personnel to the meeting – divisional general manager Marion Mark and Ross McGuffie, service manager for Central Health Centre – which has seen its radiology unit axed.

Kilsythians have also lost their own X Ray facilities as a result of the cuts.

There are fears that surgeries in both towns could be subject to MORE cuts - amid speculation that specialised treatment rooms may be next for the axe.

Forum chairman Billy Lees said: “We need people to get out and attend this meeting. It is of vital importance that locals have their say. If you are worried about cuts, come along.’’

For the full story see this week’s Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle.