Tobermory needs Glen Iosal care home
Sir, I joined the huge crowd of local people outside the Glen Iosal care home in Tobermory to hear the explanation from an Argyll and Bute Council official of why Glen Iosal is to lose funding.
The warden is to lose her job and consequently the aged and infirm will lose the human touch.
Residents will be on a monitored system to where? Edinburgh?
This warden is a lifeline but that doesn’t seem to matter to the wellpaid powers-that-be.
Tobermory needs this facility to continue but, as with all funding, islands don’t seem to matter.
The local people provide so much in Tobermory, which is freely given to places such as Oban. If we want flowers around the town, we do it. If we want the harbour railings painted, we do it.
Now it seems the council can no longer afford the wage of a prime carer, who is relied on by the elderly and infirm at Glen Iosal.
I wonder what they will spend her salary on? Oh dear, I forgot. They will have to foot the bill for these expensive call monitors so that the elderly and infirm can talk to somebody hundreds of miles away.
Where is the logic in dismantling a system that works to install machines for communication?
Where is the humanity? Where is the money? It is there because we have seen it spent on the wonderful (unnecessary) landscaping in Oban town centre with its beautiful flower displays. Where is the justice? Pat Sands, Breadalbane Street, Tobermory.