Local News for Thursday 29th November 2018
ISLES NEUROLOGICAL CARE PUBLIC CONSULTATION
NHS Western Isles is seeking feedback on how life is for islanders living with a Neurological condition.
A range of local events and feedback opportunities have been arranged throughout the Western Isles. These include One-to-One telephone interviews; Daytime/Evening Focus Groups; an On-line survey to be completed at your own leisure, and the chance for a Cuppa and Catch-up with support group Neuro Hebrides.
Neurological disease can affect people in different ways; no two people living with a neurological condition are the same.
For islanders to have their say on life with Neurological conditions in the Western Isles, the seven pre-set question on-line survey can be taken at: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NeurologicalStandards/
The Neurological Care & Support Public Consultation will run until Thursday, December 13th.
There will also be a Cuppa and Catch-Up with Neuro Hebrides on Monday, 3rd December, 2pm-4.30pm, Lewis Retirement Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway.
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Local News for Wednesday 28th November 2018
COMHAIRLE GETS AIR SERVICES UPDATE
The Councils Airport Consultative Committee have welcomed an update on Isles air services from Loganair. They heard that a second Embraer jet will be added to Loganair’s fleet in December on the Glasgow-Stornoway route. The jets will increase reliability of service.
The Committee also heard that there has been improved punctuality and reliability on the Benbecula –Glasgow route and a 10% growth over the summer.
Loganair may also swap the under-performing Stornoway-Inverness evening service, for a morning Stornoway - Inverness flight at 07.35am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This should help make improved connections to Nairn and Dyce rail services. There may also be potential to re-instate a two-way Inverness-Benbecula morning connection on Tuesdays to Thursdays by the end of March 2019.
Cllr Uisdean Robertson, Chair of the Committee, said: ‘It is good to see services are performing well and that Loganair is continuing to look to make improvements. These services are vital for the people of the Western Isles and for the economy of the Islands. We must all look at how we can achieve the best outcomes for passengers.’
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 28th November 2018