NHS Western Isles would like to shine a spotlight on their excellent Laboratory today (11th June) which, readers will scarcely need reminding, is Biomedical Science Day.

The Laboratory team - one of whom is photographed at work - has worked tirelessly in recent months learning how to use new kit, working different hours and dealing with new Personal Protective Equipment.

NHS Western Isles Chief Executive, Gordon Jamieson said: “The contribution of our Laboratory team cannot and should not be underestimated.

"These dedicated staff have worked quietly and tirelessly behind the scenes, providing a vital service, expertise, advice and dedication to our local population to help ensure we are prepared to deal with Covid19.

"I would like to mark their significant contribution today and thank them on behalf of the Board, organisation and wider community.” 

For further information on Biomedical Science Day visit: www.ibms.org/biomedical-science-day/