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Skye MP calls for assurances on midwifery services

SKYE MP Ian Blackford has called on NHS Highland to give assurances over the island’s healthcare services after temporarily closing outof- hours midwifery services.

NHS Highland temporarily closed the Community Maternity Unit (CMU) at Broadford’s Dr MacKinnon Memorial Hospital and the out-ofhours midwifery service for Skye and Lochalsh until mid-December. In a letter to NHS Highland chairman David Alston, Skye MP Ian Blackford expressed concern over the temporary closure of midwifery services, saying: ‘I would appreciate an assurance that midwifery services, including out-of-hours cover, will be preserved in Skye and Lochalsh, with steps taken to ensure a situation such as the current one does not happen again.

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