VIDEO: Eljamel victims stage coffin protest as new SNP health chief grilled

VIDEO: Eljamel victims stage coffin protest as new SNP health chief grilled

Victims of disgraced surgeon Sam Eljamel used a coffin to show their anger over delays to the long-awaited public inquiry. Campaigners gathered outside the Scottish Parliament and grilled the new SNP health chief about when they can expect progress. Patients harmed by the ex-NHS Tayside surgeon displayed a large banner reading “they dither, we die”, …

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Jason Leitch’s links to NHS Tayside chief who presided over Eljamel supervision shambles revealed

Jason Leitch’s links to NHS Tayside chief who presided over Eljamel supervision shambles revealed

Jason Leitch’s links to a former NHS Tayside boss have left him facing more calls to stand down from overseeing investigations into the Sam Eljamel scandal. Scotland’s national clinical director is an associate of Gerry Marr, chief executive of the health board when neurosurgeon Eljamel was placed under light-touch supervision rather than being suspended. Last …

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Cash-strapped NHS puts £35m Perth elective surgery unit plan on hold

Cash-strapped NHS puts £35m Perth elective surgery unit plan on hold

A new state-of-the-art elective surgery unit at Perth Royal Infirmary is being delayed in a nationwide health funding crisis, sparking claims the SNP has broken a promise to voters. Health boards were told there is no cash available for new infrastructure projects such as hospitals, GP surgeries and national treatment centres. This includes the new …

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Anas Sarwar compares Humza Yousaf to Scotland flop Berti Vogts

Anas Sarwar compares Humza Yousaf to Scotland flop Berti Vogts

Anas Sarwar – who says he tries to channel Jose Mourinho as leader of Scottish Labour – has compared Humza Yousaf to the man commentators have branded one of Scotland’s worst managers. In an interview special for The Stooshie, Mr Sarwar likened his SNP rival to Berti Vogts – whose time in charge of Scotland’s …

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