NHS Western Isles and The Wider HealthCare Family 

NHS Western Isles provides a comprehensive range of acute, mental health, primary and community services.  

They also have external agreements with other Boards, primarily Highland NHS Board and Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board, for the provision of care to Western Isles residents. 

The Key Stats

  • The Western Isles has a population of around 27,000
  • A staff of 1021
  • An annual budget of £98m 
  • Three hospitals (with 80 beds)
  • 9 GP practices
  • 4 Dental Practices

How NHS Western Isles Operates

During the 2020 response to the Covid-19 pandemic for the Western Isles, the remoteness and inter-connectedness of local stakeholders are proving beneficial to enable the Western Isles NHS Board to shape its response and services considerably. 

NHS Western Isles actively work with a wide range of stakeholders including the Local Authority and Third Sector organisations to deliver shared services. NHS Western Isles and the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are partners in an Integration Joint Board, (IJB), adopting a collaborative approach to provide a seamless Health and Care service in the islands.

For more on NHS Western Isles, visit their website.

Supporting Documents

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