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Scotland needs more doctors

Nominate your local Health Hero

People across the Western Isles are being asked to nominate their local health heroes as the search for Scotland’s most dedicated healthcare professionals gets underway.

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Alex Dan's siblings, pictured on May 28th  at the family home in Breasclete, on the 50th anniversary of his death. They are, from left to right: Margaret Campbell, Norman Smith, Mary Ann Spence, Chirsty Mairi Macleod, John Smith, Catherine Macleod, Kenny Smith and Dolina Monaghan.

Call for no delay to opt-out on organ donation

The family of Alex Dan Smith, who underwent the first lung transplant in Europe 50 years ago in a bid to save his life after accidental poisoning have called for opt-out organ donation to be brought into effect as a matter of urgency.

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A bright, happy young lad Alex Dan was ripped away from his family too soon due to the neglect of a local store not correctly labelling and selling weed-killer.

Heartbreak of loss added to medical knowledge

The miracles of modern medicine are myriad, so much so, that we have almost forgotten how blessed we are to live in these modern times with the benefits of surgical techniques, medicines and leaps in nursing care developed over the last century.

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Closure of Islands only dementia ward

Closure of Islands only dementia ward

Confirmation that NHS Western Isles are to close the Clisham Ward at Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway has been blasted by a family member of a long time patient in the ward – which is the only dementia ward in the region.

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Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has suggested a treatment of better long term planning to combat cancelled operations.

Examining cancelled operations

The health of the NHS locally and nationwide has been examined this week by Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron, who revealed statistics showing that almost one third of all operations in the Isles last year, were cancelled due to “capacity issues”.

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Concern about dental health care in Islands

Concern about dental health care in Islands

The Western Isles Constituency Labour Party (CLP) has given its full support for the three-site option for delivering dental services across Berneray, North Uist, Grimsay, Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay.

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