Local News for Friday 3rd August 2018
Positive Review of Services for Older People
A Care Inspectorate progress review of services for older people in the Western Isles, undertaken in May 2018, indicated that the partnership had delivered “an impressive amount of improvement” since the inspection team last visited in 2015. In particular, the report highlights the benefits of a modernised homecare service, the introduction of a more coordinated approach to managing discharge from hospital and more robust community engagement structures.
The original joint inspection (in June 2015) had identified some strengths in the delivery of services for older people in the Western Isles but had also identified a number of weaknesses and twelve recommendations for improvement were made. Following the inspection, the partnership drew up a detailed action plan to deliver the required improvements and has subsequently monitored its implementation.
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Local News for Thursday 2nd August 2018
CHANGING FACE OF COMUNN EACHDRAIDH NIS
Significant changes are taking place at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis as refurbishment continues to make good progress and is nearing the half way stage.
Cllr John Mackay said "I am delighted to see the renovations at the Comunn Eachdraidh making good progress. Credit for getting matters to this stage must go to the management committee and all staff for having the vision and drive to bring this forward. The volunteer effort that allows the Comunn Eachdraidh to go from strength to strength is truly incredible".
The front extensions have slowly disappeared over the recent weeks and steelwork has appeared to form the new face of the building. The defibrillator that was located at the former front entrance has now been relocated to the side of the Croileagan building. New signage is appearing around the site to encourage the public to continue to visit Comunn Eachdraidh Nis and make use of the ever popular gift shop, cafe and archive room. Access is now through the rear of the site and the public are requested to be aware when approaching the premises and especially when driving to the interim main entrance at the rear of the cafe.
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