An MSP has given his backing to a parent-led petition trying to save a children’s drop-in clinic.
NHS Grampian has withdrawn the service from Peterhead’s health centre as a result of new national guidance for health visitors.
But residents are angry that new mums and youngsters with minor health worries face waits of as long as two weeks to see a doctor.
Now, Conservative politician Peter Chapman has backed an online campaign run by a Peterhead mum.
The petition calls for the clinic to remain open and was signed 687 times and passed to the health board.
A spokeswoman for NHS Grampian claimed there was evidence the home visits were more beneficial.
She said: “We understand people locally are disappointed at the phasing out of the drop-in clinic, but we would seek to reassure them the same level of support will be available, except it will be delivered in a different way.”
NHS staff will monitor the impact of the new service in Peterhead.