Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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The Aird Ferry Resource Centre is set to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday 9 October.)

Last month, the health board announced a temporary closure for the Aird Ferry Resource Centre in Dornie, which is understood to have been caused by staff shortages at An Acarsaid in Broadford and long-term sickness.

During this period, service users of the Aird Ferry Centre had the option of being transported to An Acarsaid.

NHS Highland say have successfully recruited staff which enables them to reopen the service on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays each week following a short period of closure. 

They also stated they will continue to operate on these days until new staff are in post at An Arcasaid. It is anticipated these staff will be in post by the beginning of November.

NHS Highland will continue to offer day support from An Arcasaid on Mondays and Tuesdays until they are able to run a five-day-a-week service at Aird Ferry.

 

Kate Forbes MSP said: “This is brilliant news for those who rely on the Aird Ferry centre and the local community. 

“This is a vital centre for day care and it would have been unthinkable to see it closed for the foreseeable future.

“I am relieved that NHS Highland have recruited additional staff to reopen the centre. The key issue now is to ensure that the centre is used and is useful to local people.

“Full credit goes to the local community who have made clear just how much they value the centre.”

NHS Highland have confirmed that a public consultation about future services to be delivered from Aird Ferry is set to continue. They will be holding drop-in sessions on Thursday 24 October and Saturday 26 October between 6.30 and 8.30pm.

The venue for these drop-in sessions is still to be confirmed. 

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