Heart patients in the North-east will soon no longer face 200-mile round trips for life-saving surgery because local services have improved.
Health Secretary Shona Robison
Health Secretary Shona Robison faced demands to help cut NHS Grampian waiting times after a North-east patient had to wait 16 months for heart surgery.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has insisted there will be no further delays to the creation of a major trauma centre in Aberdeen as she confirmed it would finally be up and running later this year.
More than four million NHS staff hours have been lost due to ill health in the North and north-east in the last four years, it has been revealed.
A North-east professor has been appointed chairwoman of an oversight group analysing the use of mesh implants in Scotland.