Published: Friday, 27 February 2015 07:30
Deadline for health and social care
Today is the deadline for members of the public to comment on plans to integrate health and social care, with a new body due to be set up to co-ordinate arrangements. The document outlining the proposed partnership agreement between NHS Western Isles and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is still available for comment until the end of today. The Integration Scheme is a document in a format prescribed by the Scottish government which which shows how services will be delivered and monitored. You can find it at www.hsci-wi.org.uk together with a feedback form which can be completed online or downloaded. Once the consultation has finished, NHS Western Isles and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will be asked to approve the Scheme before it is submitted to Scottish Government, by April 1st this year – new arrangements come into operation by the same date next year.
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Published: Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:30
St Kilda Centre progress report
An invited audience from all over Scotland will today be in Stornoway to hear about progress on the proposed St Kilda Centre – Ionad Hiort – in the Uig area of Lewis. James Rebanks, the consultant appointed with support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise to advise on the next stages of the project, will present his interim conclusions on the project’s business case. St Kilda is the UK’s only double World Heritage Site and the Uig project is the official UNESCO case study on “remote access” to World Heritage Sites in general. The presentation will take place in the council chamber of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in Stornoway and will be followed by a site visit in Uig, where a cliff-top site at Mangersta has been ear-marked for the new heritage centre. The feasibility study is due to be completed next month and is described as ‘a key milestone’ in the development of the St Kilda Centre.
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