Responding to news that the Chairman of crisis-hit NHS Tayside, Professor Connell, has resigned, Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
“Professor Connell was right to step down, but the blame for this crisis does not rest solely with him.
“The Health Secretary has watched on as the management of NHS Tayside has deteriorated. Three years in a row Audit Scotland has reported on the financial turmoil there. There was no shortage of warnings and Shona Robison has had ample opportunity to step in and provide Tayside with the resources and leadership it so desperately needs.
“Tayside has been limping along for years and the Health Secretary must apologise for the government’s failure to get to grips with this.”