Commenting after the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Humza Yousaf, met with campaigners for the Edington Cottage Hospital, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“It was helpful that the Cabinet Secretary at last met with the groups that have been fighting to reopen the Edington and listen to their concerns and those of the community.

“Everyone is aware of the impact of the pandemic however the affect of the closure has been enormous and the community deserve a road map to its reopening and I look forward to the Cabinet Secretary providing this.”