McArthur responds to NHS Grampian statement on air ambulance mistake

Responding to NHS Grampian's statement acknowledging that an error by one of its staff had resulted in an air ambulance recently being sent to Shetland rather than Orkney to pick up a young patient, Orkney's MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur requests action following air ambulance mistake

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today written to Scottish Ambulance Service Chief Executive, Pauline Howie, expressing serious concern at reports that a recent air ambulance flight, responding to a call out in Orkney, flew instead to Shetland.

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Local politicians call for island pilot Crown Estate scheme

Northern Isles representatives have jointly called on the Scottish Government to introduce pilot schemes for the management of the seabed in Shetland and Orkney. 

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McArthur secures assurances from NHS Orkney over future travel policy

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today received a written assurance from the Chairman of NHS Orkney, Ian Kinniburgh, that Orkney patients traveling south for treatment will not be forced to travel by ferry. 

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McArthur seeks assurances from NHS Orkney over future travel policy

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has written to the Chairman of NHS Orkney, Ian Kinniburgh, urging him to provide formal assurances that Orkney patients traveling south for treatment will not be forced to travel by ferry. 

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Orcadian Column 16.03.17

Well, here we go again!  Having presumably got the answer ‘wrong’ in 2014, Scottish voters are to be asked once more whether or not we wish to leave the United Kingdom.  Isn’t it amazing how quickly these ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunities come around?

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McArthur responds to referendum announcement

Responding to the announcement made by Nicola Sturgeon this morning, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur said:  

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Scott and McArthur welcome progress on forensic facilities

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to providing local forensic testing services for victims of sexual assault. 

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McArthur marks Marie Curie volunteers in Parliament

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur will use a debate in parliament later this evening to highlight the excellent work being done by Marie Curie nurses and volunteers in Orkney. 

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About

Liam has strong ties with Orkney. He attended Sanday school and Kirkwall Grammar. Liam has worked for European Commission, as a consultant helping charities and as a Special Adviser to the Deputy First Minister, then former MP and MSP for Orkney Jim Wallace. A football enthusiast, Liam played in Orkney's inter-county team and for Scottish Universities, while captain of Edinburgh University. In Parliament, Liam is the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy, Young People and Education. Read more