Responding to reports of a “culture of bullying” at NHS Highland, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
“These claims are extremely serious. There is no space in the Scottish health service for a poisonous culture of bullying that is having an impact on patient health.
“Our hard working NHS staff are up against it all the time trying to deliver first rate care against a backdrop of diminished pay, workforce planning failings and problems with social care, which stop patients leaving hospital on time.
“Nothing should get in the way of their stellar work. These complaints must be the subject of an exhaustive investigation."