Call to back chemo campaign

Charles Kennedy
Charles Kennedy

EAST Dunbartonshire Council is being asked to back a campaign for chemotherapy to be delivered at Stobhill

Hospital.

Campsie and Kirkintilloch North councillor Charles Kennedy has tabled a motion for the next full council meeting calling on the local authority to ask the Scottish Government to ensure

the delivery of chemotherapy services at Stobhill, similar to the service provided at the Victoria Infirmary.

Councillor Kennedy has also called for a meeting with Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon and has submitted a

Freedom of Information request to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde asking how many patients from the G66/G65

area and the wider community attend the Beatson for chemotherapy.

He said: “The doctors and nurses at the Beatson are wonderful, butgetting there can be very difficult.

“Obviously there are different levels of chemotherapy, but if this service can be provide at the Victoria INformay ACAD then surley it can pr provided at Stobhil.”

Councillor Kennedy has also written to the distirct’s MSPs calling on them to support the campaign.