- Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Aileen Campbell, SNP MSP for Clydesdale, has nominated several local Clydesdale charities for the Scottish Charity Awards 2015 which will take place in Edinburgh on June 4th.She is also encouraging other local Clydesdale charities to put themselves forward for the prestigious award ceremony, which has six categories from which charities can gain an award.
Aileen has nominated The Hope Café Lanarkshire for the Charity of the Year Award due to its outstanding contribution to the community, promoting positive mental health. Ms Campbell also nominated Clydesdale Community Initiatives for the Celebrating Communities Awards, along with The Clydesdale Foodbank and New Beginnings Clydesdale for the Perfect Partnership Award.
Commenting, Aileen said:
“Clydesdale charities offer hope and inspiration to so many people across the community. Clydesdale has a very strong community driven spirit, and that is reflected in the fantastic work our local charities do for our communities, and those most in need. I am thrilled that they have the chance to gain national recognition for the hard work they do at the Scottish Charity Awards 2015 and I hope many more local charities come forward and enter the competition as well.”
- Friday, 23 January 2015
I'm running a survey to find out what my constituents think about NHS Lanarkshire's proposals for our Out of Hours services - namely shifting the service centre to Hamilton. It would be great for people from across Clydesdale to participate - this would help me fully put forward the needs of health service users in the area.
If you live in Clydesdale, you can share your views with me through my short survey which should only take 2-3 minutes to complete:
- Wednesday, 21 January 2015
I have been writing to groups across Clydesdale to raise awareness of the current NHS Lanarkshire consultation on potential models for our Out of Hours services.
Please do consider taking the time to let the NHS know your views on the proposals at: http://www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk/Involved/consultation/OOH/Pages/default.aspx
Clydesdale residents may also want to attend the following public meetings to find out more information:
• Hamilton/Larkhall/Lesmahagow - Thursday 29 January, South Lanarkshire Council Banqueting Hall, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 OAA 18:30-20:30
• Lanark/Biggar/Carnwath - Monday 16 March, Lanark Memorial Hall, Bonnington Auditorium, St Leonard Street, Lanark, South Lanarkshire ML11 7AB 18:30-20:30
• East Kilbride/Strathaven - Tuesday 24 March, The Village Centre, 12 Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire G74 4HG 18:30-20:30
- Wednesday, 21 January 2015
SNP MSP for Clydesdale, Aileen Campbell has welcomed ?12.5 million of funding to help reduce the number of patients waiting to be discharged from hospital in Lanarkshire.
The funding is split into two with South Lanarkshire receiving ?6.04m, and North Lanarkshire, ?6.51m of the ?12.5m total. This is part of a Scottish Government funding commitment of ?100m to NHS boards across Scotland. The purpose of the funding, which will be spread across a period of three years, will help ensure people at home receive quality care while it will also work to reduce hospital discharge and admission delays.
This latest boost follows Health Secretary Shona Robison’s announcement of an additional ?65m for NHS frontline services across Scotland.
Commenting, Aileen said:
“A ?12.5m funding boost for NHS Lanarkshire is an announcement that can only be welcomed. I am pleased the Scottish Government is displaying a commitment to easing pressure on our NHS.
“I completely support this focussed priority to reduce delays in hospital discharges and admissions. This focus will benefit the whole system of services across the NHS in Lanarkshire – something which I’m sure patients and staff will be pleased to hear.
“The SNP is working to protect and improve our national health service as can be seen with this funding boost. The upcoming General Election presents a clear opportunity to select a strong team of SNP MPs who will stand up for Scotland, our budget and our NHS.”
- Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Aileen Campbell, SNP MSP for Clydesdale, has raised concerns with the Scottish Government regarding the shipment of nuclear bombs through the heart of her Clydesdale constituency during the recent bad weather. A military convoy travelling between the UK’s nuclear weapons factory in Berkshire and the Coulport armaments depot near Faslane was spotted using the M6, M74 and the M8 on Sunday night. It has provoked a national outcry over the use of the Erskine Bridge by its high-sided vehicles in the gusty conditions. There were 70 safety lapses with such convoys between 2007 and 2012.1
Ms Campbell said:
“The use of the Erskine Bridge in the recent strong winds highlights the disregard for public safety that accompanies these immoral weapons of mass destruction. These convoys travel along our main roads right through the heart of Clydesdale and it is clear from their safety record that such transportation is often accompanied by significant problems.
“There is no safe way to transport a nuclear bomb. If the MOD are happy to have their high-sided vehicles going over the Erskine Bridge in gusty conditions, then it shows the callousness of their thinking when it comes to the local residents the convoys pass on their travel. This should be a matter of grave concern to all of us in Clydesdale.”
1. The article by Rob Edwards, first published in the Sunday Herald is available here: http://www.robedwards.com/2014/08/revealed-the-70-safety-mishaps-that-have-beset-britains-nuclear-bomb-convoys.html
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