Reopen Dail Mhor House for residential care IMMEDIATELY.
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Dail Mhor House was closed in August 2017 and its five residents temporarily relocated, on the understanding that essential plumbing work was required which would take approximately two weeks to complete. Seven months later there is no sign from NHS Highland that the facility will be re-opened for residential care, and there is a worsening ‘backlog’ for respite care. We welcome the announcement to reopen Dail Mhor for day care, but NHS Highland’s failure to provide adequate alternative arrangements for residential and respite care for this area continues to discriminate against former Dail Mhor residents and their friends and families, and continues to fail a community which values its elderly care provision.
We understand that budgets are tight and savings must be made, but it is totally unacceptable that this facility appears to have been closed under false-pretences, and that it remains closed without a viable alternative arrangement in place.
We call on David Alston, Chair of NHS Highland Board of Directors, Elaine Meade, NHS Highland Chief Executive and Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to reopen Dail Mhor House immediately, and enter into full and open dialogue with the community about their plans for long term community care provision.
If this petition achieves its aims we will see the reinstatement of 6 residential care beds in a community estimated to need 15. If we fail, not only will our community lose this much needed provision, but the NHS will learn that it can get away with closing services "temporarily", when what it really means is permanently.
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