NHS WI Wins an Award

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates the NHS Western Isles eHealth, Tec and IT team on winning the Innovative Remote and Rural Service category at the National Scottish Digital Health and Care Awards, which were presented in Edinburgh on 20 February 2019; notes this was just one of four categories in which the board was shortlisted; understands that the team was recognised for focusing on the transformation of the hand surgery assessment pathway; believes that this has seen a reduction in patients travelling to the mainland; acknowledges the commitment of the team to be a world leader in the application of telehealth and in endeavouring to serve the community, and wishes all concerned continued success with providing this innovative service, which it believes has seen a reduction in costs and an improvement in patient care.