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There was anger at the news 11 clinical staff posts at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban, are to go as part of a cost-cutting measure.

Gillian Munro fumed: ‘At a hospital that is currently short-staffed?! Ridiculous! The doctors, nurses and health care assistants are under enough pressure as it is!’ Danni Hay praised the hospital: ‘I was in Lorn and Isles as a patient two weeks ago and the staff are brilliant. But they were running around everywhere because they were one nurse down on that shift. To lose more is just putting too much on them. I really feel for the nurses who have to carry the load of these cuts. There are other ways to cut costs that don’t threaten lives.’ Laura Wathey wrote: ‘You can be sure that the pen pushing, suit-wearing big chiefs won’t be getting a cut in their wages. At the very least, this is absolutely disgusting, it really is.’ Donald Morris said: ‘But don’t worry we have nuclear weapons. Really useful when you are ill.’ Carolyn Seggie: Oh yeah! Spending all that money on Trident when it would be better spent on NHS! Willie Reid blasted: ‘Crazy! I think also that we can find a better use for £31bn when the biggest threat to us is a misguided fool wearing a suicide vest, or more recently, driving a truck.’ Sarah Johnson posted: ‘Personally for me, a nurse, the issue isn’t so much money that is spent elsewhere outwith the NHS. But more what money we waste inside it.

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