Plans for Barra healthcare 'hub' proceeding

St Brendan's NHS Western Isles is planning a replacement for St Brendan's on Barra

Plans for a new healthcare "hub" on Barra have taken a significant step forward, NHS Western Isles has said.

The health board is looking at two options to replace St Brendan's in Castlebay.

A five-bed hospital and a local authority care home share the site at the moment.

The Scottish government has given the green light for the preparation of an outline business case for the replacement facility.

Two options are being considered for the new hub, and include plans for an accident and emergency unit and GP surgery.

Maternity, mental health and palliative care provision have also been suggested for the site.

The estimated cost is about £7m.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Highlands & Islands



6 °C 4 °C


  • Kim Jong-ilKorean kidnap

    The film stars abducted by North Korea and forced to make movies

  • scarlett Johansson7 days quiz

    Did someone try to impersonate Scarlett on the red carpet?

  • Nigel Farage at CPACUkip on tour

    What do Americans make of Nigel Farage?

  • llamasLlama drama

    Two unlikely fugitives go on the run in Arizona

  • Girl with Pinocchio nose Busting fake CVs

    The digital technology combating job application fraud

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.