Area committee chairman Councillor Andrew Baxter agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health Jeanne Freeman to express councillors’ ‘alarm’ over the delays.
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Councillor Gordon, together with fellow Skye members, John Finlayson, Calum Munro and Calum MacLeod, has signed a motion which will come before today’s (Thursday) meeting of the full Highland Council and which calls on the local authority to write to the Scottish Government asking it to agree to underwrite the estimated £1.2million annual revenue costs of the home.
A total of 10 residents of Home Farm care home at Portree died after an outbreak of coronavirus earlier this year.
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 Care Inspectorate has decided to no longer pursue the cancellation of the service’s registration through the courts.’
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.
‘Transparency is very important in cases like this where the public is seeking reassurance,’ said Mr Cameron.