7 February 2019

Commenting on the new report into Parkinson's care in Scotland, Labour's Shadow Health Cabinet Secretary, Monica Lennon MSP, said:

"This is a damning report which shines a light on Scotland's social care crisis.

"Despite the hard work and dedication of staff, it is impossible for just 30 specialist Parkinson's nurses to give the 12,400 people living with the condition in Scotland the level of care they need.

"People were promised they’d be seen within 12 weeks of being first referred, but in reality some have waited for 40 weeks or longer. That is simply not acceptable.

"After more than a decade of the SNP being in power, our health and social care services are in crisis depriving people of the care they need.

“It is time for Jeane Freeman to fix this and give our NHS and social care services the support it needs.”

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