Glenrothes grandmother Theresa Mallett welcomed Mr Yousaf into her home just nine days after confronting him during his SNP independence convention speech in Dundee.

Even though Theresa told us the meeting was “pleasant”, victims of rogue surgeon Mr Eljamel remain frustrated at the government’s refusal to grant a full public probe.

After meeting him on Monday, she told us: “Hearing’s one thing, but listening is another thing.
“The meeting was cordial and pleasant enough. But we didn’t come to any conclusions about anything.
“They haven’t come up with anything that would go near a public inquiry.
“They want to fix it. But only in their way. Now it’s our chance, and we’ll do it our way.”

Theresa was joined at her meeting with Mr Yousaf by Alan Ogilvie, another former patient of Eljamel. Mr Ogilvie, now based in London, said there is a fundamental lack of trust between victims and NHS Tayside.

The health board has urged patients with concerns to contact them.

Mr Ogilvie told us: “Patients are reluctant to speak to the liaison team. They are worried about what NHS Tayside wants to do with that inforrnation.”

The Courier (DC Thomson), 5th July 2023 – archived below for public information. Copyright remains with The Courier.

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