Yesterday, it was reported in various national newspapers that Inverclyde Royal Hospital is under threat due to staff shortages.
Reports such as this undermine the valuable contribution that the hospital and its staff make and cause unnecessary worry and alarm amongst the public.
I therefore felt it important to reassure our staff, our patients and the public that there is absolutely no truth in this claim.
The Board has already confirmed its commitment to Inverclyde Royal Hospital.
The hospital has a long term future and will continue to play an important part in the delivery of healthcare in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.