Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed that long overdue progress is being made in relation to mobile coverage at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP has consistently called for better mobile phone coverage within the hospital, in order for patients and relatives to easily contact each other.
Having been in touch with 02, Mr Carson has received reassurances that plans are ongoing that would see installation of equipment that would give coverage around the entire building.
This is still schedule due to negotiations with the hospital, but the mobile operator are confident it will be done as early in 2019 as possible.
Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “This is welcome news that is long overdue from 02 and I hope that negotiations with the hospital can be concluded as soon as possible.
“Having access to mobile phone signal is absolutely vital in this day and age to give patients and their relatives peace of mind.
“Since the new DGRI opened, mobile connectivity is an issue I have continually pressed for improvements on with operators and I will continue to do so.”