Date lodged: 23 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-09970 by Shona Robison on 10 August 2017, whether any other dates were agreed for the cabinet secretary to visit the hospital prior to visit on 6 July 2017 that were subsequently changed and, if so, when the initial dates for these were entered in her diary.
Answered by: Shona Robison 6 September 2017
As is normal for such engagements, a number of dates were considered and subsequently discounted or agreed based on a combination of Ministerial availability and local operational activity. Contact was first made with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde on this engagement in late May and, as previously indicated, the final date was agreed on 29 June; the previously agreed date of 5 July was changed to the next day to accommodate my attendance at a funeral.