The League of Friends at Western Isles Hospital have stepped in to meet a need for patients who arrive without personal possessions.
The League have for many years worked in the background providing support within the hospital working with staff and patients to deliver essential services that support patients and make their stay a better experience. This year the League of Friends have once again provided time and resources to continue to support patients in Western Isles Hospital.

The latest move came after they were approached by the Scottish health Council who advised them that patients had raised the issue of people being admitted to hospital without access to personal belongings.
The League of Friends consulted with staff as to what kind of items they felt were of most importance to patients in the first 24 hours of their stay in hospital.
The League of Friends have now provided 50 admission packs (25 male and 25 female) which include items such as dental packs, shaving supplies, non slip socks, ear plugs, shampoo, shower gel and comb. These will be held in A&E department for those patients who are unable to access their own belongings.
Every Year the League of Friends raise funds via the tea Bar in the hospital, through a raffle and by bag packing and every year they invite requests from all departments for items on their "Wish List".

Roy Cameron, Chairperson of the League of Friends, is seen handing over the patient admission packs to staff in A&E