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Western Isles Hospital

Western Isles Hospital

The Western Isles Hospital (Gaelic: Ospadal nan Eilean Siar) is a rural general hospital in Stornoway on Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland. It is run by NHS Western Isles, the local health board. The hospital has 212 beds across a range of specialties, including general medicine, geriatrics, paediatrics, general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology and psychiatry.

Specialist services are provided by Consultants from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness on a rotational basis, and also by locum consultants. The majority of medical staff are junior doctors on rotation from Aberdeen, and the hospital is notable for not having any specialist registrars.

The hospital employs nursing staff that are in the majority locals who trained on the Scottish mainland and have returned to work on the island. A variety of allied health professionals are based at the hospital, including dieticians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and radiographers.

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