Lewis Care Units Consultation

The Western Isles Integration Joint Board (IJB) is currently reviewing the use of the three Care Units in Lewis. Over the last few months, we have been engaging with staff, stakeholders and community representatives to discuss changes that could be introduced.


At its September 2018 meeting, the Integration Joint Board considered a report detailing a drop-off in demand for the care units, which resulted in the implementation of a temporary suspension of admissions to the Garrabost Unit (four beds). Shortly after, the Carloway Care Unit (four beds) became vacant due to the care needs of the residents exceeding the care service available within the Unit. For similar reasons, the Crowlista Care Unit (three beds) became vacant. At the time of writing, there is only a single resident across the three care units (11 beds).


We are now at the stage of formally considering different options about how the Care Units could be used differently into the future and want to hear from members of the public about how best to proceed.


We would be grateful if you could ensure your response is received by Wednesday 20th March to hsc@cne-siar.gov.uk or by paper copy to the Health and Social Care Partnership, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW


In addition, there will be three public consultation events, as follows:


Monday March 4th at Ionad Stoodie (Garrabost) from 7.30-9.30pm

Monday March 18th Uig Community Centre (Crowlista) 7-9pm 

Tuesday March 19th Carloway Community Centre 7.30-9.30pm