NHS and Midlothian Council join forces

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Launching a new council and NHS partnership, Health Secretary Alex Neil recently visited a housing facility for older people in Penicuik.

At Cowan Court the SNP MSP met 75-year-old Charles Ellis from Penicuik, a service user who was able to return home from hospital due to the support he received.

He also met the Midlothian Rapid Response Team, which he labelled: “a fantastic example of how health boards and local authorities are already working together to benefit patients.”

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