Westminster in Highland healthcare partnership

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A remote Highland community is to get a new health centre in a partnership deal between the Highland Primary Care NHS Trust and leading private sector care provider Westminster Health Care. Ullapool¹s existing GP surgery had become too small for the demands of local people, and the Highland PCT had been looking at the possibility of building bigger premises for a new health centre. At the same time, Westminster Health Care was facing the possibility of having to close its Mo Dhachaidh nursing home, also in Ullapool, because of concerns about its viability. This would have meant the re-housing of many elderly residents who had established a close-knit community in the home. Westminster Health Care chief operating officer Iain Scott said that, by letting out the ground floor of the nursing home, his company could help Highland PCT provide a new health centre, with the bare minimum of capital outlay, while safeguarding Westminster¹s own service. The result is that the community of 1,300 people now has a health

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