Save Portree Hospital

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Save Portree Hospital

This petition had 2,013 supporters

SOS NHS Skye started this petition to The Scottish Government

Portree Hospital must not close. 24 Hour Emergency care must be fully restored and all beds retained.
 
A mistake has been made by NHS Highland and ratified by the current Health Minister.

Portree is the regional centre and where our children are educated and the elderly cared for. It is the service and tourist centre and must not be left without beds or 24 hour emergency care.

All clinical evidence points towards an increase in preventable deaths if the current course is pursued.

Furthermore, millions of pounds will be removed from the economy of North Skye and the viability of many communities will be threatened. Evidence shows that when health care is removed rural areas depopulate. Schools will close. This decision will leave thousands of residents and many more thousands of visitors more than 1 hour away from emergency care.  The tourist industry will suffer.

NHS Highland has made decisions without having evidence to support them. We call upon Health Secretary Shona Robison to establish an Independent Scrutiny Panel to review these decisions on behalf of the people of Skye.

We also call on all our elected representatives to join us in this important campaign.

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This petition had 2,013 supporters