Health Consultation

Professor  Jane Farmer of the Centre for Rural Health recently conducted an independent evaluation of health care on Lismore and, as part of this, islanders were invited to voice their views at one of three sessions throughout the day. This is all part of the monitoring of the Community Health Partnership’s proposed new model for out of hours health provision. As Professor Farmer is an expert in the field of remote and rural health provision she is very well placed to hear  the islanders’ views and assess their needs. However the model, as put forward by the Community Health partnership in draft proposals and available to view on the website on the Community Council page, is not yet fully in place and the community still has concerns about it. The Centre for Rural Health works as a collaborative venture between the University of Aberdeen and the University of the Highlands and Islands Millennium Institute and its aim is to advance knowledge of health and health services in rural and remote communities and to highlight the challenges resulting from remoteness and, in Lismore’s case, with an unpredictable stretch of water to cross.

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