St Brendan’s taking patients again

St Brendan’s Hospital on Barra has reopened for new admissions.

NHS Western Isles took the decision last Thursday to close the hospital to new admissions and transfer any patients requiring to be admitted to Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway.

This was due to an usually high level of staff absence.

A spokesperson for the health board said that no patients had been relocated to Stornoway in the closure period and that St Brendan’s had now re-opened to new admissions.