Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Health Board news

I am pleased to report that the Renal Dialysis unit has opened at the Western Isles Hospital. It has taken a sustained campaign to get this very necessary amenity to Stornoway. Before now, patients had to travel to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness several times a week for renal dialysis.

The GP and practice manager at The GP practice in Gravir, serving 360 residents in South Lochs, have both announced their retirement. They are a husband and wife, who have served the community for 24 years. The Health Board now aims to either find a new doctor to take the practice on, or convert it into a satellite surgery to incorporate South Lochs.

1 comment:

  1. "i hope you will gat a new gp soon--over here young doctors don't want to come to rural areas-no night life far from the city etc. they bdon't know what they are missing!!"

    carol from france,
    "It has actually been over 25 years that he has been serving the area and he has been a registered doctor for 45 years. it is with great reluctance that they are leaving the area but feel it is time. I say this with some knowledge as I am their daughter :o)"

    Kelly Barker from Gravir, South Lochs
    "The GP is actually keen to point out it's over 25 years he has been serving the community and 45 years as a registered doctor. I know for a fact that they are going to miss the people and the area but feel it is time to go :o)"

    charminglochie from South Lochs
    "Kelly , wow I am really gonna have to watch what I say on Island blogging if your reading it!"

    mark from Interconnector Landing Point