Although the population that the hospital serves in Lochaber is smaller and scattered over a wide area, there is a strong commitment to maintain a Consultant-led service and the Rural General Hospital status.
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This means up to two visitors are able to visit patients at the Belford Hospital, Lorn and Isles Hospital in Oban, Caithness General Hospital, and New Craigs Hospital in Inverness.
NHS Highland’s Chief Officer (Acute) Katherine Sutton said the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in local communities was having a direct impact on hospital staffing levels.
The project provides transport for residents of Ardnamurchan, Ardgour, Moidart, Morvern and Sunart to attend hospital appointments at the Belford and Raigmore hospitals.
One of the key elements of the programme is the development of a new rural general hospital in Fort William.
The MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch met with staff last week to thank them for their efforts throughout the pandemic.
The analysis, released every week and publically available on the Public Health Scotland website, highlight A&E attendance trends and the percentage of patients that are admitted, transferred or discharged within a four hour window.
NHS Highland said this guidance will remain under review and the health board says it will provide an update on visiting guidance as soon as it can.