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Milne Weir, Seconded into new role as Programme Director with NHS Highland!

What is your role?

My new joint role is working across the health and care system in Skye as a Programme Director with NHS Highland and as the Regional Director for the Scottish Ambulance Service in the North of Scotland.

My role with NHS Highland will be working with individuals, teams, organisations and local community representatives to support the future strategic direction of health and care services, service developments and local engagement in Skye. I am not new to Skye and will be familiar to colleagues in the Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS Highland and local community representatives. I am delighted to see positive progress being made in response to the Sir Lewis Ritchie Report and its recommendations, accepting that there remains work to do.

Your thoughts on healthcare for 2021, looking back, reflection?

What a year it has been. Our health and care teams have been working hard every day to deliver high quality care and compassion to patients and local communities in Skye and Lochalsh. I would like to thank colleagues for the valued contribution they have made under challenging circumstances with the Covid pandemic. I have seen the very best of people when it has been tough, when they have been caring for others and when they have been managing their own challenges at home.

Your aspirations for healthcare for 2022?

There are so many positive stories across Skye with

individuals, teams and local communities coming

together to support each other. My aspirations

would be to build on this recognising the kindness

and compassion, that so many people have shown

over the last year.

Your own personal wish for 2022?

Be as kind as we can as we don't always

know the challenges that people are facing

when we are speaking to them.

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