Still no date for NHS dentist at Oban hospital

Lorn and Islands Hospital ObanSeven months after it was supposed to open for NHS treatment,Oban’s new dental hospital remains unoccupied –but not for long,officials have claimed.

While the facility at the Lorn and Islands Hospital opened for referrals in September last year,there has been little indication of when general NHS appointments would be offered.

Read the full story in The Oban Times,March 13 2014,also on line at

Barbecue diverts air ambulance helicopter

lorn-and-islands-hospital-obanJunior doctors in Oban were oblivious to the disruption their barbecue 50 yards from Lorn and Islands Hospital’s helipad would cause when they fired it up.

An in-coming air ambulance helicopter saw the smoke and decided to divert with their patient to Oban  Airport at North Connel for safety reasons.

For the full story see The Oban Times,June 6 2013 and on line at

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