COWDENBEATH MSP Annabelle Ewing has written to Michael Kellet, Director of Fife’s Health & Social Care Partnership, seeking a progress report on plans to deliver a new Health Centre for Lochgelly.

Ms Ewing has been backing the campaign established by the former Lochgelly Community Council for a replacement for the David Street facility.

Despite encouraging noises from NHS Fife and the Scottish Government nothing concrete has happened as yet.

Speaking on Monday Ms Ewing said: “It is now eighteen months since NHS Fife approved the initial agreement document for a replacement health centre in Lochgelly.

“Things do seem to have gone very quiet on that front and while it may be that there is work being done in the background, I know that the public – and particularly the people of Lochgelly - are understandably anxious to know more.

“So, I have written to Michael Kellet, Director of Fife’s Health & Social Care Partnership asking for a full update on the situation".

Ms Ewing added: “It was my understanding that a full Business Case was to be produced so that the matter could be taken forward so I want to know whether that has been produced, if it has been submitted to the Scottish Government’s Capital Investment Group, and, if so, when.

“These are important questions and I look forward to hearing news of positive progress towards the development of a new health centre for Lochgelly.”