Reacting to the publication of the Sturrock Review earlier today (9 May), Kate Forbes MSP said: “This independent, external review has hopefully given all those affected the opportunity to make their feelings and views known.
“The most important part of this report is how trust can be restored and NHS Highland can foster a culture of openness, transparency and respect.
“I have great admiration for John Sturrock, who has conducted his review with both empathy and a forensic approach to detail.
“I also think we need to pay tribute to those who have been brave enough to come forward and share their experiences.
“It takes courage for an organisation to recognise the need for change, and then determination to implement change.
“With new leadership at the helm in the form of the chief executive Iain Stewart and chair Boyd Robertson, I know that there is an opportunity to completely transform NHS Highland and rebuild confidence in leaders, structure and culture.”
The full report can be downloaded here.