Commenting on a letter from Health Secretary Humza Yousaf on the future of North Berwick’s Edington Hospital, Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“This is another very disappointing response from the Cabinet Secretary for Health. Ever since the Edington was first closed in September last year Mr Yousaf has avoided taking any responsibility or providing the answers that campaigners and the community want.

“We know that the NHS staffing crisis is ongoing but the SNP Government is just not doing enough to respond to it. As we head towards one year since the closure, ministers have to stop passing the buck and act now to secure the Edington’s future.”