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Progress on better island healthcare

AN INTEGRATED health and social care hub is set to be created at Broadford, with a ‘bespoke’ facility in Portree, as part of a healthcare overhaul.

Plans to redesign services in Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross took a step forward this month when the Scottish Capital Investment Group approved the ‘initial agreement’ which had been submitted by the health board.

NHS Highland has now been invited to submit an ‘outline business case’, the next step in the process. The redesign of services in the area has been described as one of the most significant that NHS Highland has undertaken in recent time, and Gill McVicar, director of operations for North and West Highland, explained: ‘This is a significant point in the formal process and brings us one step closer to having a state-of-the-art facility for the people of Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross.

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