Im­pressed by hos­pi­tal staff pro­fes­sion­al­ism

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, Hav­ing re­cently at­tended Lorn and the Is­lands Hos­pi­tal in Oban, we con­tinue to be im­pressed by the pro­fes­sion­al­ism, cour­tesy and ded­i­ca­tion of its staff.

We have an ex­cel­lent re­source here and, de­spite bud­getary and lo­gis­ti­cal con­straints, re­ceiver a first- class ser­vice.

So we are dis­mayed to see the hos­pi­tal be­ing dis­par­aged and crit­i­cised reg­u­larly and are con­cerned that this will ad­versely af­fect mo­rale and may dis­cour­age po­ten­tial ap­pli­cants from com­ing to work here. De­spite this, the staff re­main highly mo­ti­vated.

The man­age­ment is try­ing hard to in­form peo­ple about changes and de­vel­op­ments.

Un­for­tu­nately, at a poorly at­tended meet­ing con­vened for this pur­pose on June 13, there were prob­a­bly more rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the NHS and vol­un­teer groups than there were from the pub­lic.

We should cel­e­brate what we have and ac­cept that there may be nec­es­sary changes in the fu­ture. We have been as­sured there will al­ways be an Oban hos­pi­tal and should be very glad this is the case. Stu­art and Ann Reid, Clachan Seil.

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