Birthing pool progress

Work is underway at Western Isles Hospital to set up the Isles’ first birthing pool.

The pool has been on a wish list for expectant mothers for many years and the addition of the facility has been warmly welcomed.

A spokesperson for NHS Western Isles said: “Work is ongoing in the Maternity Unit on the new birthing suite and birthing pool. It is anticipated that work will be complete within the next couple of months.”