Cleft Services in Edinburgh

There is a proposal to close Edinburgh's Cleft (palette etc) Surgery programme, and concentrate these services in Glasgow. Edinburgh has an excellent surgeon, Felicity Mehendale, and the team achieves excellent outcomes - better than Glasgow. (See attached audit results). Many people are very concerned about this proposal. Ms Mehendale's expertise will be lost to the people of Scotland if this goes ahead. A petition with 6200 signatures was presented to the Parliament by a parent of one of the Edinburgh patients, and there was a debate in the Scottish Parliament following a Parliamentary Motion put forward by Miles Briggs MSP.

Here is the BBC report

You can see the Parliamentary Motion here.

Let's hope the Scottish Government makes the right decision, and keeps the Edinburgh facility open.