A new £380,000 endoscopy equipment has been installed in Ospadal Uibhist agus Bharraigh in Benbecula.
The investment by NHS Western Isles is in line with Board policy of providing high quality health services for patients as close to home as possible.
Neil Galbraith, NHS Western Isles Chairman, said “I am delighted with this development bringing the latest available technology to Uist and Barra Hospital.”
Gordon Jamieson, NHS Western Isles Chief Executive, said “This new unit replaces existing equipment and is state of the art, it doesn't get any better.
"The new unit has a scope guide which reduces the time taken to perform a full colonoscopy whilst reducing the level of patient discomfort. The guide also allows the clinician to see real time three-dimensional reconstruction of the scope position and shape.”
Lachlan Mac Pherson, NHS Western Isles Hospitals Manager, said “Local staff should be commended for their hard work and professionalism, which has resulted in a seamless transfer from existing facilities to the new endoscopy unit.”
Pictured above with the new endoscopy unit (L-R): Neil Galbraith, NHS Western Isles Chairman, Gordon Jamieson, NHS Western Isles Chief Executive, and Angus MacLennan, Ospadal Uibhist agus Bharraigh Senior Charge Nurse.