Date lodged: 25 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason NHS Grampian reportedly relies on charitable organisations to provide a cardiac paediatric nurse.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 11 March 2019
As specialist cardiac services are based in central Scotland, NHS Grampian have advised that before the existing cardiac paediatric nurse was appointed there was limited local infrastructure and expertise to support a locally based cardiac paediatric nurse.
NHS Grampian is currently developing a business case, which if approved, will ensure that children with cardiac care needs in NHS Grampian receive the necessary care and support of a community paediatric cardiac nurse.