Date lodged: 25 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the status of endoscopy and colonoscopy services at NHS Western Isles.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 11 March 2019
The new decontamination equipment has been installed and tested in NHS Western Isles and endoscopy services, including colonoscopy, will resume in Stornoway from March. The equipment which allows the sterile transfer of instruments between the Decontamination unit in Stornoway and other hospitals still requires testing and validation and this will be completed to allow full restoration of services from April.