• Rhoda Grant MSP – Views sought on Scottish Fire Service shake-up

    Highlands and Islands Labour MSPs, Rhoda Grant and David Stewart, are appealing to people throughout the region to respond to the request from the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee for written views on the reform of the fire and rescue service.

    The call for opinions came from the Justice Committee the day after the decision was announced to reduce the number of fire controls in Scotland from eight to three.

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  • Rhoda Grant – Parliamentary question on priorities in Tourism in 2014

    Rhoda Grant: Will the cabinet secretary join me in congratulating Lewis, Harris and the Western Isles on coming top of TripAdvisor’s top 10 European islands?

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  • Rhoda Grant joins the fight against breast cancer

    Rhoda Grant MSP for the Highlands and Islands and the Shadow Minister for Wellbeing has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest (and pinkest) fundraiser, wear it pink day.

    Over the last 10 years wear it pink has raised a staggering £23 million and on Friday 25 October 2013 people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses across Scotland to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research.

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Bliss Scotland raises concerns about crippling financial costs for parents of premature and sick babies.

Rhoda Grant MSP attended the launch of a new report looking at the financial costs faced by families of babies admitted to neonatal care in Scotland.

The campaign is organised by Bliss Scotland, the special care baby charity, which provides support to families of babies born premature and sick.

The new Bliss Scotland report, ‘It’s not a game: the very real costs of having a premature or sick baby in Scotland’, is based on a survey parents and responses from 13 neonatal units in Scotland


Motions tabled by Rhoda

SANDS Awareness Month—That the Parliament welcomes June as Stillbirth and Neonatal Death (SANDS) Awareness Month; understands the great sadness that is felt at the loss of a child and that every day in the UK approximately 17 babies will be stillborn or die shortly after birth due to complications during pregnancy; recognises that more can be done to support parents and pregnant women by improving the quality of services, creating databases that can be used to gain statistical information regarding stillbirths and neonatal deaths, and supporting medical and scientific research in this area, and notes the Scottish Government’s goal of reducing the number of deaths due to stillbirth by 15% by 2015.