NHS Ayrshire and Arran is asking people to stop and think before attending the Emergency Department (ED), as hospital services are under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Health bosses have said for the first time that Covid cases on Arran are high and are urging everyone of the need to live safely and follow Scottish government guidance.
Hospitality venues on Arran breathed a sigh of relief with the announcement this week that Scotland’s vaccine passport system will not be extended to more venues as they gear up for the Christmas rush.
There is growing concern that a lack of local knowledge and facilities will create disruption and delay for patients on Arran following the announcement that patients phoning their GP practice may now have their call re-directed to a central call handling service on the mainland.
The decision, which came into effect at the start of the week, is in response to the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 strategic framework, current trends of low community transmission and the continued success of the vaccine programme.