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Question reference: S6W-23293

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 28 November 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 7 December 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to establish monitoring of potential healthcare disruptions due to temperature and flood-related events.


It is for Health Boards to assess and prepare for risks to their sites and services from disruptive weather events as part of their climate change adaptation plans.

There is at present no national monitoring system for potentially disruptive weather events in so far as they affect healthcare services per se, but Health Boards should monitor meteorological advice about potentially hazardous weather events, as well as flood warning advice issued by SEPA.