The Highland Midwife is a 3-part documentary series that follows the work of midwives in rural parts of Scotland.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Highland Midwife - Lorn and Islands Hospital - Netflix
Lorn & Islands Hospital is a rural general hospital in Oban, Argyll, Scotland. It is run by NHS Highland. The Hospital is located on the southern outskirts of Oban. It is a modern facility, purpose built to act as a hub for the provision of both acute care and community services.
The Highland Midwife - History - Netflix
It was purpose built in 1995 and the hospital building was recognised as a fitting design for the setting. Calls to work more closely with the Belford Hospital in Fort William came in 2004, after proposals to centralise both emergency and complex surgery teams had resulted in protests locally. An audiology unit was opened in 2005 by Rhona Brankin, deputy health minister. The timing of the opening was chosen to coincide with the announcement that a new audiology degree would be launched in Scotland. Palliative care services are also organised through the hospital after the McKelvie Hospital, a small Victorian era cottage hospital in Oban, had closed 2000.
The Highland Midwife - References - Netflix