Lorn and Is­lands Hos­pi­tal is vi­tal

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

Sir, We had at one time five hos­pi­tals in Oban: the McKelvie, West High­land, Dal­in­tart, the County Chest, and Glen Euchar (Oban Ma­ter­nity Hos­pi­tal).

Now we have only one. And we need it. As proof, I have had ex­pe­ri­ence of be­ing a pa­tient within Lorn and Is­lands Hos­pi­tal. I suf­fered two mini strokes and a ma­jor one within three months and with­out the team­work of the doc­tors, nurses and other staff, where would I be?

We gave up five hos­pi­tals to get this one so we must not yield in the fight to save it.

I can­not see it clos­ing be­cause it cov­ers such a large area, in­clud­ing Mid Ar­gyll, Camp­bel­town, Tar­bert, Lochgilp­head, Mull, Iona and Oban.

Who in their right mind would con­sider clos­ing this won­der­ful hos­pi­tal. Who­ever thought up the cuts must be jok­ing, so I do not think it will come to pass.

There is a first- class team at Lorn and Is­lands Hos­pi­tal so leave them alone and stop in­ter­fer­ing. Hugh McCorquo­dale, Longs­dale Ter­race, Oban.

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