More health facilities in Angus are under threat of closure as a major review of inpatient services is under way.
Wards at Arbroath Infirmary, Montrose Infirmary, Stracathro Hospital and Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre as well as Brechin Infirmary – which has not been operational since October 2015 – are being assessed in the review.
The inpatient wards cover medicine for the elderly, psychiatry of old age, palliative care and stroke rehabilitation.
Health chiefs are assessing a variety of services as they seek to develop a new “Angus Care Model” with minor injury units and out of hours services also being examined.
A final report providing options and costs for a new model of care, as well as feedback from public engagement events, will be considered by the Angus Integration Joint Board in January.
The review is being carried out by the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership which is the body responsible for delivering the services in Angus.