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Edward Mountain: Raigmore Hospital shouldn’t accept Moray mums until government promises are delivered on

The challenge of providing maternity care across the Highlands is one that has troubled the health board for many years. The problems that Moray faces have thrust the issue back into the spotlight, and it is vital that the care of pregnant Highland women is addressed as a top priority.

pressandjournal.co.uk ,  1 day ago 0
Edward Mountain: Raigmore Hospital shouldn’t accept Moray mums until government promises are delivered on

'Think again on funicular repairs funding' urges Highland MSP

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to “think again” over the Scottish Government's decision to withhold further funding from HIE to complete the repairs to the Cairngorm funicular railway. The First Minister faced a call to review the decision which Edward Mountain claims “will cripple HIE and Highland businesses.”

strathspey-herald.co.uk ,  13 days ago 2
'Think again on funicular repairs funding' urges Highland MSP

WATCH: Highland MSP Edward Mountain shares powerful personal message of cancer treatment to raise awareness for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

A Highlands and Islands MSP has shared his own personal experiences of his ongoing bowel cancer treatment. Edward Mountain has posted a video on social media in order to raise awareness for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. He revealed that he had been receiving treatment for bowel cancer over the last twelve months and is looking forward to completing treatment next month.

ross-shirejournal.co.uk ,  20 days ago 1
WATCH: Highland MSP Edward Mountain shares powerful personal message of cancer treatment to raise awareness for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Your Views: Raigmore Hospital car park woes continue

Readers discuss parking problems at the city hospital, raised by Highlands and Islands Conservative MSP Edward Mountain. Plus schedule changes at radio station MFR. I totally agree that something needs to be done to ensure the hospital car park is only used by people who genuinely need it.

inverness-courier.co.uk ,  20 days ago 0
Your Views: Raigmore Hospital car park woes continue

Scots Tory MSP Edward Mountain reveals bowel cancer battle and shows funny message on stoma bag

SCOTS Tory MSP Edward Mountain has revealed he is battling bowel cancer. Brave Mr Mountain, 61, has told how he has been fighting the illness over the past year. The Scottish Conservative MSP for the Highlands and Islands has received chemotherapy and radiotherapy since his diagnosis.

thescottishsun.co.uk ,  20 days ago 0
Scots Tory MSP Edward Mountain reveals bowel cancer battle and shows funny message on stoma bag

Highlands and Islands MSP urges people to get checked for bowel cancer after sharing his own personal struggle

A Highlands MSP battling bowel cancer has shared his experiences online to raise awareness of the disease. Edward Mountain shared a short clip online urging people to get checked and not ignore the early signs of bowel cancer. In the video, he revealed he hopes to be clear by the end of May after a year of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.

pressandjournal.co.uk ,  20 days ago 1
Highlands and Islands MSP urges people to get checked for bowel cancer after sharing his own personal struggle

MSP unveils bowel cancer diagnosis and urges Scots to get tested

Scottish Tory MSP Edward Mountain has announced he has been receiving treatment for bowel cancer in the past year. The Highlands and Islands representative made the announcement through a video on Twitter, sporting a stoma bag which read “shit happens”. Speaking to the camera, Mr Mountain said his condition had been detected through finding blood in his stool.

sundaypost.com ,  20 days ago 0
MSP unveils bowel cancer diagnosis and urges Scots to get tested

Tory MSP's bowel cancer video hailed as brave by Nicola Sturgeon

A TORY MSP has revealed he has been treated for bowel cancer. Edward Mountain encouraged his followers to take routine tests for the illness in a video address which has been hailed as “brave”. Mountain, 61, said: “If you catch [bowel cancer] early, as I found out, it can be treatable.

www-tmp.thenational.scot ,  20 days ago 1
Tory MSP's bowel cancer video hailed as brave by Nicola Sturgeon

Raigmore Hospital car park barrier system set to be operational by June amid calls from MSP to speed up the process

NHS Highland has denied that the Raigmore Hospital car park is being used as a park and ride after MSP Edward Mountain slammed the health board for not making barriers operational. More than £600,000 was spent on expanding the car park and installing a barrier system designed to allow patients, visitors and staff to park easily amid concerns that the site was being abused.

northern-times.co.uk ,  25 days ago 1
Raigmore Hospital car park barrier system set to be operational by June amid calls from MSP to speed up the process

Highlands MSP 'horrified' by congestion at Highlands' main hospital

Highlands MSP Edward Mountain has said he is horrified by the congestion at Raigmore Hospital car park following his visit to the facility. He is now calling for NHS Highland to fully instal the barrier entry system which will free up more car parking spaces for patients, staff and visitors.

strathspey-herald.co.uk ,  27 days ago 0
Highlands MSP 'horrified' by congestion at Highlands' main hospital

Highland MSP Edward Mountain, 'horrified' at congestion at Raigmore Hospital car park, calls on NHS Highland to finally get the barrier system working

Highlands and Islands MSP Edward Mountain is “horrified” at the congestion at Raigmore Hospital Car Park following his visit to the facility earlier today. He is now calling for NHS Highland to fully install the barrier entry system which will free up more car parking spaces for patients, staff and visitors.

northern-times.co.uk ,  27 days ago 0
Highland MSP Edward Mountain, 'horrified' at congestion at Raigmore Hospital car park, calls on NHS Highland to finally get the barrier system working

MSP EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Highlanders to face treatment waits

I welcome the latest update from NHS Highland that the National Treatment Centre in Inverness is currently on course to be handed over by the contractor on 22 September 2022. This is the good news that many patients need to know. It is encouraging to also learn that treatments at the facility could begin before the end of this year, subject to the recruitment of 260 staff.

inverness-courier.co.uk ,  1 month ago 2
MSP EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Highlanders to face treatment waits

EXCLUSIVE: Staff shortages stopping Highland home carers from meeting legal standards

A shock report has found stretched home care services for vulnerable people in the Highlands are not meeting legally required standards, we can reveal. Investigators discovered staff shortages – made even worse by the coronavirus pandemic – meant there was often no “capacity” to carry out statutory care reviews.

pressandjournal.co.uk ,  1 month ago 0
EXCLUSIVE: Staff shortages stopping Highland home carers from meeting legal standards

Moray Maternity remodelling leaves too many unanswered questions for families, says Edward Mountain MS

Highlands and Islands MSP, Edward Mountain is seeking an urgent meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care following last week’s announcement on Moray Maternity provision. Mr Mountain believes that the interim plan, which will see Raigmore Hospital expand its maternity care for Moray mums before the re-instatement of a consultant-led maternity unit at Dr Gray’s in Elgin, has left families “with more questions than answers.”

inverness-courier.co.uk ,  1 month ago 0
Moray Maternity remodelling leaves too many unanswered questions for families, says Edward Mountain MS

New prison for the Highlands on schedule despite Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic

A NEW prison for the Highlands remains on schedule despite the pandemic and Brexit potentially causing delays. But the Scottish Government has been criticised for an anticipated funding shortfall of nearly £40 million required to develop the site between Inverness Campus and Inverness Shopping Park. According to a freedom of information (FOI) request, the main construction of the site will not get started until this autumn – when the design and build contract should be awarded.

northern-times.co.uk ,  2 months ago 2
New prison for the Highlands on schedule despite Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic

‘Information withheld’ on ferries delay

The MSP whose committee dubbed the CMAL order for two ferries at the Ferguson yard a “catastrophic failure” has now accused ministers of “withholding vital information”. Highlands and Islands Tory MSP, Edward Mountain, returned to the fray after being told replies to his questions under Freedom of Information are “taking longer than expected”.

stornowaygazette.co.uk ,  2 months ago 1
‘Information withheld’ on ferries delay

Highlands MSP calls for review of Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Highlands and Islands MSP Edward Mountain has renewed his calls to the Scottish Government for the Scottish Outdoor Access Code to be updated and relaunched as the rural tourism season approaches. Last summer, the Scottish Conservative MSP launched his campaign for a full review of the guidelines. The MSP lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament which won cross-party support and has since consulted with various stakeholders on the issue including Ramblers Scotland, Scotways, National Farmers Union of Scotland, and Scottish Land & Estates.

strathspey-herald.co.uk ,  2 months ago 0
Highlands MSP calls for review of Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Inside Holyrood: MSP Edward Mountain warns recruitment could hinder the full operation of National Treatment Centre with it due to open in the Autumn as some people claim they they have been 'told that they could be waiting up to six years for treatment'

Long waiting times for operations continue to be at the forefront of peoples’ minds in the Highlands. My mailbag is full of constituents expressing their agony at how long they’ve waited for treatment so far and their fear that solutions are not arriving soon enough. Waiting times have long been an issue for NHS Highland, but the arrival and aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic has certainly exacerbated the problem.

inverness-courier.co.uk ,  2 months ago 0
Inside Holyrood: MSP Edward Mountain warns recruitment could hinder the full operation of National Treatment Centre with it due to open in the Autumn as some people claim they they have been 'told that they could be waiting up to six years for treatment'