The biggest risk to the NHS in Scotland is Nicola Sturgeon and her plans for separation, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
The First Minister attempted to bring the NHS to the centre of her campaign strategy at her General Election launch today.
However, Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw has warned the health service’s greatest threat comes from being run by an incompetent SNP administration, and the risk of being torn away from the UK NHS by any break up of Britain.
He pointed to the ongoing scandals with Scotland’s NHS like the broken waiting times guarantee and the new Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh, which has now been delayed by almost a decade.
Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw said:
“The NHS is our greatest national institution and we will never put it up for sale.
“The only risk to it comes from the SNP and its plan to break it up by taking Scotland out of the United Kingdom.
“The only protection it needs is from this incompetent SNP government which has set a waiting times guarantee that's never been met and has presided over the utter scandal of the new Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh.
“Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed here, once again, that her only priority is to take Scotland back to another divisive independence referendum.
“With Jeremy Corbyn happy to do her bidding, it is only by voting Scottish Conservative that we can stop her.
“To stop Nicola Sturgeon getting her way and taking Scotland back to more division, you have to vote Scottish Conservative.”