Dixie proves dialysis is not the end of the world

wilmas wish

Dixie Porter is one of the healthiest women in Oban but 11 years ago hers was a different story as she had to undergoing nightly dialysis. But she never let it hold her back from getting on with her life.

Read more in The Oban Times, October 2 2014,  about her story as part of the  Wilma’s Wish campaign to get a dialysis service in Oban. Also online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Still no date for NHS dentist at Oban hospital

Lorn and Islands Hospital Oban

Seven 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 www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Barbecue diverts air ambulance helicopter


Junior 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 www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

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