‘Many are worried the new hospital will lack surgical capabilities and I am disappointed that the Health Secretary failed to give such a commitment.’
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In an update on the overall Covid-19 situation in the Fort William area, NHS Highland told the Lochaber Times on Tuesday it was aware of a total of 20 cases of the virus within the local community identified over the past couple of weeks. Most of these cases are linked as part of local community clusters.
Area committee chairman Councillor Andrew Baxter agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health Jeanne Freeman to express councillors’ ‘alarm’ over the delays.
Highlands and Islands MSP and new Shadow Health Secretary, Donald Cameron, said the local community could not wait forever and rightly expected to see real progress in the next months ahead on the hospital replacement project.
The Belford Hospital project was on the agenda for Fort William, Inverlochy and Torlundy Community Council this week and is also down for discussion at next week’s meeting of the Kilmallie council.
Newly qualified barber Lily Burns, 21, was released from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness on Monday after spending 13 frightening days in the Covid unit there.
The approval by health chiefs of a so-called ‘Healing Process’ strategy announced by NHS Highland in the aftermath of the the bullying scandal which recently engulfed the organisation, has been welcomed by a former senior surgeon in Lochaber.