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.