This week I can bring you some cautiously optimistic news. As I am sure you know there has been a steady increase in cases of Covid19, sadly accompanied by some deaths, in Argyll and across Highland. However we have not, as yet, seen the expected big surge in numbers. Accordingly with the monumental efforts put into redesigning our hospital services there has been ample capacity within hospitals across the region to cope with demand, and we are hopeful that even as cases continue to rise this will remain the case. Of course we will likely still care for some people at home, without admission to hospital, but this will be by agreeing that this is the best for them, rather than through lack of choice.
This situation has largely been brought about by the very strict adherence to social distancing that people here have achieved, and the message now is very clear – this seems to be working so keep it up. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY. The virus is very definitely here, it is deadly for some, and we remain a vulnerable and susceptible population.
On other matters, if you have health concerns other than related to Covid19 please get in touch. We are open our normal hours and will continue to manage any problems as best we can. Apart from the risks to your health of delaying, just think how busy we are going to be when this all ends and we have to catch up on all the normal work !
Stay safe and enjoy Spring from your own doorstep.