Published: 27/10/2017 18:11 - Updated: 27/10/2017 18:22

Protests to save health services in Caithness urge people to take part


CHAT vice chairman Iain Baikie speaks at the Candlelight Vigil.


HEALTH campaigners are urging people to take part in protests in Thurso and Wick in a bid to save services at hospitals in Caithness.

Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) are staging two marches in Thurso and Wick on Saturday over fears inpatient beds and services at Dunbar Hospital and Town and County Hospital could be closed down.


CHAT vice-chairman Iain Baikie said by people coming out in force could turn the tide against the downgrading of health services Caithness has experienced in recent years.

CHAT will be holding a march from Dunbar Hospital to Thurso High School at 10am and from Town and County Hospital to Wick Assembly Rooms at 2pm

Both marches will be followed by a public question and answer session at Thurso High School and Wick Assembly Rooms with politicians Jamie Stone, Gail Ross, Edward Mountain, Rhoda Grant and health campaigner John Nugent.

NHS Highland said no decisions have been made about the future of health services in Caithness and will be holding consultations.

Read more about this weekend’s protests in today’s John O’Groat Journal.

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