Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has today welcomed further progress made by NHS Western Isles towards the new St Brendan’s hospital development at their board meeting. The board narrowed down the options for future St Brendan’s developments from eight to two, which will be put forward for a full business case.
The next stage now requires approval by the joint Health and Social Care Committee today, and then by the Comhairle’s Policy and Resources Committee early in September.
Alasdair Allan commented:
“I welcome the further progress made by NHS Western Isles in narrowing down the options for the future development of a new St Brendan’s Hospital and Care Home from the eight in the original feasibility study to only two, which will go forward now into a full business case which will include a full health, clinical and care needs assessment to identify exactly what provision will be needed in any new build.
“I hope that there will be an input from the people in Barra as to which of the two option they prefer for the future of this important community facility and I hope that the joint Health and Social Care Committee makes the same commitment.
“The next stage will be to get a clearer picture of timescales, I am delighted, however, that this progress is being made as a new hospital is very clearly needed on Barra to replace the current out-dated building.”
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