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NHS Highland Chairman David Alston Resigns

28th February 2019

Photograph of NHS Highland Chairman David Alston Resigns

Widely reported today that the chairman of NHS Highland has resigned just weeks after the Chief Executive Elaine Mead resigned.

Scottish Labour's Shadow Health Minister, and Highlands and Islands MSP, David Stewart, said: "While I wish David Alston all the best, the appointment of well-respected Boyd Robertson heralds a new chapter for NHS Highland which has not had its troubles to seek in the past few years.

"The Interim-Chair will be a critical role, alongside the new Chief Executive, in getting to grips with the health authority's problems, especially with the publication of the much-awaited Sturrock report and the repercussions of that. In the meantime we must remember all those front-line staff who continue to work away in the background to keep our day to day services running.

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