I've always liked David Currie as a person, but he was placed in an impossible position by his colleagues in the Health Board who seemed to be running a different agenda which David seemed powerless to change.
The Executive need to take a stand and intervene – irrespective of what some people think of the reasons that Angus Graham and Angus McCormick launched the campaign – as public confidence in the Health Board was disintegrating.
In my view, it needs a good shake up to ensure that there is public support, belief and trust in those in the highest posts, and it needs to happen soon.
The danger is that we lose the Health Board and it is absorbed into Highland Health Board as part of a restructuring, which will be the worst possible outcome. I have warned about this for some time, and the statement from Andy Kerr makes me more worried.
We may distrust those who hold some of the senior posts at present, but we don't want to lose the responsibilities to the mainland.