MSP backs NHS whistleblower
LOCAL MSP Adam Ingram has added his weight behind Rab Wilson's campaign against NHS Ayrshire and Arran's handling of 'critical incidents' and 'adverse event' reports.
The Chronicle reported last week how the recent review published by Healthcare Scotland prompted Mr. Wilson to claim the results vindicated his concerns.
Now Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley's SNP representative believes the New Cumnock nurse should be praised for blowing the whistle.
He said: "The outcome of the review sanctioned by the Scottish Information Commissioner perfectly vindicates Rab and his activities.
"My biggest question is - why it has taken six years for this investigation to be carried out?
"The issues had been pointed out by Rab, yet it has taken years for anything to be done about it.
"Plans had been discussed which were appropriate to changes being made, but they were never implemented.
"The new Chief Executive, John Burns, has drawn up an improvement plan, listed in the Chronicle last week, and this can only be a sign of positive action being taken."
Mr. Ingram's comments come after NHS Ayrshire and Arran instructed swift action to implement their new action plan to improve lines of accountability, staff understanding of their scope to share information and substantial short falls related to staff involvement, action planning and dissemination of wider learning.