Over 500 Turn Out - Castletown Pharmacy Protest - Save Our Surgeries
21st November 2013
Caithness Gets Ready To Do Battle Over Health Services Once Again.
Over 500 Turn Out - Castletown Pharmacy Protest - Save Our Surgeries.
Over 500 at Castletown Pharmacy ProtestOne of the largest crowds ever seen in Castletown turned out to support the present set up for dispensing medicines in Castlewon and Canisbay.
The protest is gatheirng strength as seen by the sheer weight of numbers of peple who turned out to fill the Drill Hall in Castletown to over-flowing. The threat ot he GP practice and their services was laid out and doctors spoke of their appreciation for the huge local support fo their efforts to keep the status quo.
Without the disipsening income they are afraid they cannot attract anther GP they desperately need as Highland is already short of 26 GP's. After many questions and statements it was clear the first step for the public is to write to Apple Pharmacy in response the the ad in the John O'Groat Journal two weeks ago.
See it on the protest web site. The ad is the first step by the applicant Apple Pharmacy and the protest group led by the Castletown community council last night want as many peopole as possible to take that first step and write to Apple saying they do not wish the pharmacy to open and change the present arrangments. Support was unamimous from councillors, community councillors and the whole audience with letters from MSPs, MP and more. NHS Highland will make the final decision if and when an application is made.
See the Save Our Surgeries Web Site