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Positive talks despite budget cuts

SAVINGS of £16million are yet to be found in the £22m black hole in Argyll and Bute’s health and social care budget.

Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) is facing a deficit of £16.3m in 2017-18, and a further £5.7m in 2018-19, in its annual budget of £256m.

Cost-saving plans to change more services from the hospital to the community have been devised by the Oban, Lorn and the Isles Locality group and a public engagement exercise on these ‘difficult choices’ will start soon to help inform the IJB’s decision.

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