The Out of Hours GP service at the Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline is under threat of closure, and the decision on its future will be determined soon. This decision is currently in consultation and Dunfermline Liberal Democrat Councillor James Calder has been at the forefront of the campaign to save it.
After Dunfermline has lost a number of Hospital services such as the A&E Department, Councillor James Calder has been spearheading a petition to keep the overnight Out of Hours GP Service in Dunfermline. Both online and at a street stall huge numbers of local residents have signed this.
James Calder's Consultation Response
James Calder has also made a response to the consultation.
In this he has written, "It is necessary for many of my constituents as a Dunfermline Councillor that the Out of Hours GP service is fully maintained in Dunfermline. Dunfermline has lost many services due to centralisation when it comes to the NHS and this would be disastrous for many."
"For elderly, disabled or vulnerable patients this will make it more difficult to access out of hours GP services and could be dangerous."
"Dunfermline’s population is increasing significantly and it also makes sense to keep the services locally."
Join the Campaign
You can back Councillor James Calder's petition by clicking here.