Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ardersier patients trying to get to Nairn Health Centre by public transport: Drew Hendry, "it is inconceivable that residents do not have regular transport links to and from Nairn"

The Gurn has received a copy of an open letter to the Residents of Ardersier from the local MP Drew Hendry. Below is the text from the letter.

Drew Hendry MP | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA 
22 October 2015 
Reference: ZA0271 

Open Letter to Residents of Ardersier

 I have, today, written to the Director of Community Services to reiterate my calls for transport links between Ardersier and Nairn to be included in the current consultation on the tendering of the school and public bus process.

 Whilst the village remains serviced by Nairn Health Centre it is inconceivable that residents do not have regular transport links to and from Nairn.

 I encourage you to attend the Highland Council’s public and school transport consultation to make your views heard. 

Wed 28 Oct (6:30pm-8:30pm) Nairn Community & Arts Centre, King Street, 

Nairn Wed 4 Nov (7pm-9pm) Kinmylies Church Hall, Kinmylies Way, Inverness

 Further information about the consultation and details of other meetings can be found here.

 I would also like to take this opportunity to commend the work of all those involved in trying to put together community transport solutions. Such as the Croy, Ardersier and Petty Transport Association and Ardersier & Petty Community Council. Work to this end is on-going with local Councillors and progress is being made.

 I will continue to work with all interested parties to press for more to be done. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any further assistance. 

Best Wishes 
Drew Hendry, 
Member of Parliament for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Transport)


Anonymous said...

PiperHill, Clephanton, Cawdor, all these do not have public transport links to Nairn Medical facilities ...

Anonymous said...

So would it not be easier,for folk living outward of the town centre to have the pharmacy.within the health centre? Most forward looking medical centres already have this service,very successfully.

Anonymous said...

I thought Ardersier had a practice in the village.

Graisg said...

Yes and Nairn has a hospital also run by the same Health Group that run that practice.

Anonymous said...

Should Nairn not have its own GPs and Arderseir link up with Culloden or Inversneckie?

Bluebird said...

When the when the new surgery was opened up at the hospital premises, there was meant to be a pharmacy included. However, as I understand it, neither Lloyds nor Boots could agree on how it would work and the idea fell through.

Graisg said...

@ Bluebird, was there not a petition to keep it in the High Street?