Contact newsdesk on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classified adverts I Jobs
Small Ads & Local Services
Many island children are unable to get an appointment for physiotherapy in the Western
A large number of frustrated parents and carers met with health representatives in
Stornoway last Tuesday to discuss the issue with NHS Western Isles and the Integrated
The Stornoway-based paediatric physiotherapist retired in June and the post has not
But one parent pointed out the problem is not new in the islands and has been an
issue for some time.
They said: “Children have had to go to Glasgow to be seen by a specialist physiotherapist.”
“We have been fighting about the lack of physio for our children even when there
was a specialist physiotherapist in place.”
Concerned families have raised the issue with MSP Alasdair Allan.
Mr Allan commented: “II understand that the post has been advertised twice and that
efforts continue to fill the post.
“I appreciate that the IJB and Western Isles have recognised these concerns and have
confirmed they will work with both parents and carers closely on this issue.”
In the immediate short term, there are “clearly concerns” among the parents “which
need to be addressed” he stated.
Young children left without physio in Western Isles claim parents
4 July 2017