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Vital service is cut from Lorn and Islands Hospital

PEOPLE with bladder problems will now have to travel further for specialist care after clinics in Oban were moved to Paisley, Alexandria or Glasgow hospitals.

Urology is no longer offered at Lorn and Islands Hospital after city consultants said they were moving the clinic and closing the unit in town.

For some patients, of which there are believed to be at least 300 in the area – including at least 40 patients on Mull alone – it will mean a whole day of travelling for a 15-minute appointment.

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