Press release: Urgent support required for NHS Lanarkshire

August 10, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP, demanding urgent action to support NHS Lanarkshire after the health board re-entered Code Black.   Scotland’s NHS follows a traffic light system indicating its levels of risk – green when health services are functioning, amber when functioning…

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Press release: Visitors’ abuse of maternity staff needs zero tolerance approach

August 9, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has slammed reports of abuse towards maternity staff at the University Hospital Wishaw that has led to visiting restrictions, calling for a ‘zero tolerance’ approach.  NHS Lanarkshire announced on Monday, August 8 that restrictions on visiting times and increased security measures were being put in place at the maternity unit…

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Press release: Alcohol-related deaths

August 5, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon is calling for urgent action from the Scottish Government after the country recorded the highest number of alcohol-related deaths in 13 years. Statistics released by the National Records of Scotland [1] showed that there were 1,245 alcohol-specific deaths in Scotland in 2021 – 179 of these in the NHS Lanarkshire…

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Press release: Autism assessment waiting times

August 4, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has called for urgent action from the Scottish Government after her research revealed that more than 3,500 children in Lanarkshire are waiting for an autism assessment. The Scottish Labour and Co-operative representative submitted a Freedom of Information [1] request to NHS Lanarkshire after the issue of significant delays for an…

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Press release: End of life poverty

August 1, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has backed a campaign from Marie Curie that calls for more support for those experiencing end of life poverty. Figures from the charity show that in Scotland, around one in four people of working age and one in eight pensioners experience poverty at the end of their lives. Scottish Labour…

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Press release: Drug-related deaths in South Lanarkshire

August 1, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has called for an overhaul of drug addiction services in South Lanarkshire after an alarming rise in deaths in the area. Statistics released by the National Records of Scotland [1] on June 28 confirmed there were 101 drug-related deaths in South Lanarkshire in 2021 – 10 more than in 2020…

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Press release: NHS Lanarkshire A&E figures

July 22, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has slammed the latest NHS Scotland accident and emergency figures which show that less than half of those attending the departments in Lanarkshire were seen within the Scottish Government’s four-hour target. The figures – released by Public Health Scotland for the week ending July 10 [1] – show that 3,703…

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Press release: NHS Lanarkshire re-enters Code Black

July 9, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has called for urgent action from the Scottish Government after NHS Lanarkshire declared a Code Black situation – less than three months after stepping down from the highest level of risk. Scotland’s NHS follows a traffic light system indicating its levels of risk – green when health services are functioning,…

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Press release: Trade union agreement at Murdostoun care facility

July 8, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament highlighting the failure of a Wishaw-based care facility to recognise a trade union agreement. The Active Care Group at the Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre has officially derecognised GMB Scotland, with the agreement ending on June 30. Scottish Labour…

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Statement: Dawnfresh takeover

July 8, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon said: “News that Thistle Seafoods has taken over the Dawnfresh plant is potentially a bright new beginning for the workforce and the local community. “I hope we see a difference in culture after the Dawnfresh workers were appalling treated by their former employer. “Although 40 workers are set to be…

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