Following Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP) announcement that an agreement has been made to build a dialysis unit in the Victoria Hospital, Rothesay, local MSP Michael Russell has praised the work of campaigners which has lead to this step forward.
Commenting on the news, Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell said:
“Kidney dialysis is a vital service and indeed one which many lives depend on. This news will mean that not only will those who live on the island and require dialysis no longer need worry about travelling to Inverclyde and beyond for treatment, it will be on their own doorstep.
Following the success of the dialysis treatment which became available in Campbeltown in 2015, and has been a huge success I am excited to see the Victoria Hospital mirror this success and dramatically improve the standards of living for Bute renal patients.
I would like to add my thanks to the Bute Kidney Patients Support Group and the Dr J N Marshall Memorial Trust for their work in delivering this news for Bute renal patients.”