Urgent care at a hospital on Skye has been suspended overnight due to staffing pressures, NHS Highland has said.
On Monday, the health board announced that Urgent Care Centre at Portree Hospital will be suspended overnight from 8pm on Tuesday until 8am on Wednesday.
The suspension will then continue from 8pm on Wednesday until 8am on Thursday.
NHS Highland said the decision was made “following ongoing staffing pressures which directly impacts patient safety”, and that normal 24-hour service will resume from Thursday morning.
In a statement, the health board said that the decision “had not been taken lightly”, and that the management team “exhausted all avenues to try and provide cover”.
During the closures, cover will be provided by the Rural Emergency Practitioner Team based at the Dr MacKinnon Memorial Hospital in Broadford.
The public have been reassured that access to emergency services will remain in place during the closure and to call 999 in a medical emergency.
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