McArthur responds to Dr Dijkhuizen’s letter of resignation

Responding to criticisms from Dr Roelf Dijkhuizen in his letter of resignation from his role as Clinical Quality Advisor at NHS Orkney, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls on Scottish Government to address the digital divide

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) called on Ministers to address the digital divide that exists in terms of access to high speed broadband.

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McArthur seeks clarity on travel ahead of possible reopening of tourism sector

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) sought clarity from the Scottish Government over the process for lifting travel restrictions ahead of a possible reopening of the tourism sector next month.

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McArthur welcomes publication of local testing figures

Responding to the announcement from NHS Orkney that the number of Covid-19 tests being carried out in Orkney will now be made publicly available on a weekly basis, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur brands NHS Orkney's Chief Exec's position "untenable"

In response to news that NHS Orkney Chief Executive Designate, Iain Stewart made a visit to Glasgow for personal reasons during the early stages of lockdown, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called for Mr Stewart to go or be removed.

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McArthur: First Minister’s u-turn on local test data is ‘not good enough’

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has criticised the First Minister for ‘back tracking’ over the publication of local testing data.

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McArthur presses government to help with additional support for Orkney's farmers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) pressed the Scottish Government to help with additional support for local farmers in Orkney to help address large and growing numbers of resident Greylag Geese who have been impacted financially by the delay to geese management control measures due to Covid-19.
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McArthur calls for targeted support to tackle fuel poverty

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) called on Ministers to provide targeted support for households at high risk of fuel poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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McArthur welcomes announcement of support for B&B businesses

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that £3million of the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund allocation will be repurposed to support bed and breakfast businesses.

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McArthur increases pressure on Ministers to publish local testing figures

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has increased pressure on Ministers to agree to publish the number of Covid-19 tests being carried out in each local health board area.

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