Back in September we were contacted by several patients from Argyll and Bute about a change to the in-person haematology services at Lorn and Island hospital in Oban, Scotland.
Following a review by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Highland, the clinical haematology service in this region is now being delivered through a combination of in-person appointments at Glasgow, and virtual follow-up appointments.
As a result, people with blood cancer who are treated at Oban now face a 200-mile round trip to access some of their care.
Since the announcement, Blood Cancer UK’s Chief Executive Helen Rowntree and members of our policy team have been in contact with the health board to express our concerns.
These conversations are still ongoing. In the meantime, we want to hear how this change in service has impacted patients.
If you, or someone you know, lives in Oban, Lorn or the Isles and wants to share their experience please comment below or email our Policy Officer in Scotland, Josh, on email@example.com.
Best wishes, The Support Service Team