Recommendation 12 – Glenelg and Arnisdale
NHS Highland should continue to work with the Glenelg and Armisdale community to agree jointly and rapidly a solution which is not only desirable, but feasible and sustainable. Independent external third party facilitation should be considered to help achieve this.
The present GP led service at Glenelg should continue to be underpinned by adequate multidisciplinary support via the Rural Support Team and SAS, on a 24/7 basis.
Air and sea evacuation procedures for Glenelg and Armisdale should be kept under review on a multi-agency basis, given the vagaries of road access in adverse weather conditions - see recommendation 10.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has a unit based at Glenelg. Statutory first responder status should be pursued, in concert with the additional potential of a voluntary first responder scheme - see Recommendation 6.
The imminent availability of superfast broadband should be exploited for the succour of the Glenelg & Armisdale community. This community should be considered as a potential development site for digital innovation - see Recommendation 11.