Statement by Eddie Fraser, Director East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
NHS Ayrshire & Arran and our partners in the Health and Social Care Partnerships are committed to ensuring that people have high quality access to local health services.
As with the whole of Scotland, West Kilbride surgery has been experiencing difficulties recruiting doctors. To help ease these difficulties, the Primary Care Management Team and clinical director for North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership has worked closely with the surgery to thoroughly explore the options to sustain services, including securing additional locum doctors to ensure continuity of care.
It is unfortunate that a resolution could not be reached, however we would like to reassure patients that we will continue to provide general medical services from the practice.