Following the announcement that a stakeholder meeting to discuss the future of St Michael’s in Linlithgow is being arranged by the West Lothian Integrated Joint Board in February, local Lib Dem councillor Sally Pattle said:
"I welcome the fact that the IJB is finally moving proactively to discuss the future of St Michael's Hospital. I think everyone is realistic about the potential future uses of the site, but it is paramount that the IJB and the Anchor Board Members take any action in conjunction with the community of Linlithgow that St Michael's Hospital has served for over a century.
“We desperately need more community healthcare facilities in West Lothian, particularly in the Linlithgow and Winchburgh part of the county, and I know everyone is keen to find a long-term, sustainable solution that will benefit residents for years to come. I look forward to being part of the discussions and hearing more about the results of the feasibility study that took place last year."