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EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

24 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Edward Mountain


Scottish Water plans improvements after Caithness MP blasts ‘disgusting’ sewage discharges

Scottish Water plans improvements after Caithness MP blasts ‘disgusting’ sewage discharges

Scottish Water plans improvements after Caithness MP blasts ‘disgusting’ sewage discharges

23 April 2024

Scottish Water has plans to improve its infrastructure and install an additional 1000 monitors at discharge locations.


End of vascular service would be ‘real concern’ for Caithness patients

End of vascular service would be ‘real concern’ for Caithness patients

End of vascular service would be ‘real concern’ for Caithness patients

18 April 2024

Plans to axe the vascular surgery service in the Highlands would be "a real worry and a concern" for patients in Caithness, according to a campaigner.


Dementia advice sessions planned for Thurso

Dementia advice sessions planned for Thurso

Dementia advice sessions planned for Thurso

18 April 2024

Alzheimer Scotland is pushing forward with special sessions in Thurso for those living with memory loss in Caithness and their carers.


Caithness campaigner set for online rural healthcare event

Caithness campaigner set for online rural healthcare event

Caithness campaigner set for online rural healthcare event

14 April 2024

Ron Gunn of Caithness Health Action Team is to take part in an online discussion later this month on the state of rural healthcare in Scotland.


North Highland NHS nurse up for national Royal College of Nursing award

North Highland NHS nurse up for national Royal College of Nursing award

North Highland NHS nurse up for national Royal College of Nursing award

14 April 2024

AN NHS Highland nurse who covers Parkinson’s Disease and provides support to hundreds of patients across the north is up for a national award.


NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

13 April 2024

Walking, cycling or gardening is good for our health - but we may need to be cautious about a sudden increase in activity, says our columnist.


Caithness social care survey expected to show ‘overwhelming need’

Caithness social care survey expected to show ‘overwhelming need’

Caithness social care survey expected to show ‘overwhelming need’

12 April 2024

A survey launched by Encompass Caithness is encouraging local families to share their experiences so that shortfalls in services can be identified.


‘Nine years and nothing has changed – you’re still putting your life, and your child’s, at risk’

‘Nine years and nothing has changed – you’re still putting your life, and your child’s, at risk’

‘Nine years and nothing has changed – you’re still putting your life, and your child’s, at risk’

12 April 2024

A mum-of-three from Thurso says women in Caithness face a nightmare to have their baby, as she told of her “uncontrollable anxiety attacks”.


Worries that cost of Caithness redesign could rise as £6m spent on ‘paused’ NHS Highland projects

Worries that cost of Caithness redesign could rise as £6m spent on ‘paused’ NHS Highland projects

Worries that cost of Caithness redesign could rise as £6m spent on ‘paused’ NHS Highland projects

11 April 2024

Almost £6 million was spent by NHS Highland on projects which could be affected by a Scottish Government decision to put capital spending on hold.


People living in the Highlands encouraged to access Parkinson’s exercise programmes

People living in the Highlands encouraged to access Parkinson’s exercise programmes

People living in the Highlands encouraged to access Parkinson’s exercise programmes

11 April 2024

High Life Highland is raising awareness of the support available in the region to mark World Parkinson’s Day today (April 11).


Thurso cycling volunteers to offer trishaw rides

Thurso cycling volunteers to offer trishaw rides

Thurso cycling volunteers to offer trishaw rides

09 April 2024

Charity volunteers in Thurso say their aim is “to get as many people outside in the fresh air as possible” as passengers in a three-wheeled bike.


NHS patients in Highlands told: ‘It’s OK to Ask’

NHS patients in Highlands told: ‘It’s OK to Ask’

NHS patients in Highlands told: ‘It’s OK to Ask’

08 April 2024

Patients are being encouraged to ask questions about their treatment as part of a campaign being promoted by NHS Scotland.


Community health hubs for Wick and Caithness ‘won’t be completed until 2030’

Community health hubs for Wick and Caithness ‘won’t be completed until 2030’

Community health hubs for Wick and Caithness ‘won’t be completed until 2030’

06 April 2024

The community hubs in Wick and Thurso, part of a £80 million redesign of health services in Caithness, won’t be built until 2030, it has been claimed.


Thurso mother starts online petition for respite care – ‘Life with severe autism is a daily grind’

Thurso mother starts online petition for respite care – ‘Life with severe autism is a daily grind’

Thurso mother starts online petition for respite care – ‘Life with severe autism is a daily grind’

04 April 2024

A Thurso mum pleading for respite care for her severely autistic son has started an online petition that is quickly gaining momentum.


‘Alarming’ number of calls to police by Caithness ambuance crews

‘Alarming’ number of calls to police by Caithness ambuance crews

‘Alarming’ number of calls to police by Caithness ambuance crews

30 March 2024

Police in Caithness were asked for assistance by the Scottish Ambulance Service 342 times over five years.


NICKY MARR: Undoubtedly, lives will be saved by Duchess

NICKY MARR: Undoubtedly, lives will be saved by Duchess

NICKY MARR: Undoubtedly, lives will be saved by Duchess

27 March 2024

Royal they may be, but they’re people too. Let’s grant them breathing space.


NHS managers lacking 'basic economic principles’, claims Wick GP

NHS managers lacking 'basic economic principles’, claims Wick GP

NHS managers lacking 'basic economic principles’, claims Wick GP

27 March 2024

NHS Highland chiefs have been accused by a local doctor of lacking "the most basic economic principles" and being unable to put two and two together.


Public invited to Encompass Caithness campaign group meeting in Wick

Public invited to Encompass Caithness campaign group meeting in Wick

Public invited to Encompass Caithness campaign group meeting in Wick

27 March 2024

Encompass Caithness will hold a meeting for parents/carers of children and adults with additional needs on Thursday (March 28) in Wick.


Fears NHS Highland’s £112 million deficit could see vascular surgery cut

Fears NHS Highland’s £112 million deficit could see vascular surgery cut

Fears NHS Highland’s £112 million deficit could see vascular surgery cut

25 March 2024

MSP Fergus Ewing worries that could ‘threaten the availability of safe provision of other acute services such as trauma.’


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