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Slainte Mhath scheme extended to four regions

Slainte Mhath scheme extended to four regions

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar this week announced a new leisure link partnership with four other areas of Scotland that will see ‘Slàinte Mhath’ members able to access leisure facilities out with the Western Isles for the first time.

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Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan.

MSP seeks assurances on St Brendan’s Hospital

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan yesterday (Wednesday) questioned the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Jeane Freeman MSP regarding the timescales for the replacement of St Brendan’s Hospital in the Isle of Barra.

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Frustration at lack of resolution in Uist dental services dispute

Frustration at lack of resolution in Uist dental services dispute

The Chair of Western Isles Intergration Joint Board (IJB) has expressed ‘frustration’ at the lack of progress in resolving the dispute over the future of Uist dental health services, and has called for the dispute to move to the next phase in the resolution process with a decision to come before the Boards next meeting in March.

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Lewis care units status quo ‘not an option’

Lewis care units status quo ‘not an option’

Public consultation meetings on the future of the three care units in Carloway, Crowlista and Garrabost are set to go ahead after last week’s meeting of the Western Isles Integration Joint Board (IJB), but the IJB’s chief officer has warned that despite the option being a part of the consultation, the status quo is ‘not an option’.

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