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Skye care home residents face mainland move

CONCERN is mounting on Skye over the lack of residential care for adults as another home is due to close within weeks.

The Haven on Uig is to close because of a lack of suitably-trained staff. Unless a solution can be found quickly, residents may have to leave Skye for similar provision because the island’s other few care homes are all full.

SOS NHS Skye has set up Facebook pages and petitions as part of its campaign to save services on the island. According to the group, the fact four care homes have closed in as many years has resulted in hardship, anxiety and horrendous journeys to Broadford and even Inverness through the night as patients are shipped off island for care far from loved ones.

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