I would like to start by thanking my fellow Review Group members for your time, patience, encouragement and advice while undertaking the work of this independent review of maternity services in Moray. This has been carried out at a challenging time for everyone involved, and the commitment colleagues have shown has been exemplary.
No review like this would be possible without the input, co-ordination and sheer hard work of a dedicated support team. In this case, provided by the Programme Management and Service Design Hub teams from NHS National Services Scotland, who have carried the burden of managing and supporting the Review; so to you all, thank you.
I would also like to thank the many members of staff and professionals from across NHS Grampian, NHS Highland and the wider Scottish health service who have given up your time and been so patient with us; this has been invaluable.
Finally, and most importantly, I would like to thank the women, families and service stakeholders who gave up your time and shared your own stories in such an open and generous manner. It was only by hearing your experiences that we have been able to carry out our work; so, thank you all.
Chief Executive, NHS Borders