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Expectant Moray mums are to get travel expenses

By Alistair Whitfield

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Travel expenses are being made available for mothers who have to travel from Moray to Aberdeen for maternity services.

NHS Grampian has stated that all families affected by the downgrading of Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin can claim up to 130 miles in travel expenses.

In addition, a maximum of two nights free accommodation will be provided if partners need to stay in Aberdeen.

A NHS Grampian spokesperson said: "Changes to the way that maternity services are delivered at Dr Gray’s mean that some Moray women need to travel to give birth at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.

"This can be a worrying prospect for many local families.

"Support is available to help you with the cost of travel and accommodation.

"Your community midwife will be able to advise you on how to make a claim."

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