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'I hope this happens to nobody else,' says son of hospitalised 80-year-old Wick man who suffered a fortnight of agonising pain

'I hope this happens to nobody else,' says son of hospitalised 80-year-old Wick man who suffered a fortnight of agonising pain

'I hope this happens to nobody else,' says son of hospitalised 80-year-old Wick man who suffered a fortnight of agonising pain

03 December 2021

A Wick man said he felt there was no choice but to 'abandon' his elderly father at the local hospital after failing to get proper medical treatment.


NHS Highland chairman welcomes 'significant milestone' for Caithness redesign

NHS Highland chairman welcomes 'significant milestone' for Caithness redesign

NHS Highland chairman welcomes 'significant milestone' for Caithness redesign

03 December 2021

The chairman of NHS Highland, Professor Boyd Robertson, has welcomed a "significant milestone" for the redesign of health services in Caithness.


People urged to take part in survey to help fight mental health stigma

People urged to take part in survey to help fight mental health stigma

People urged to take part in survey to help fight mental health stigma

02 December 2021

A survey billed as the first of its kind is looking to gather experiences of mental health stigma and discrimination.


Caithness General Hospital's Bignold Wing open again after Covid outbreak

Caithness General Hospital's Bignold Wing open again after Covid outbreak

Caithness General Hospital's Bignold Wing open again after Covid outbreak

02 December 2021

Caithness General Hospital's Bignold Wing has reopened after being closed to new admissions and visiting for about two weeks because of Covid-19.


PICTURES: Wick volunteers complete upgrade of Newton Hill path – local mum delighted she can push her pram up the hill safely now

PICTURES: Wick volunteers complete upgrade of Newton Hill path – local mum delighted she can push her pram up the hill safely now

PICTURES: Wick volunteers complete upgrade of Newton Hill path – local mum delighted she can push her pram up the hill safely now

01 December 2021

Volunteers from Wick Paths Group (WPG) have completed the upgrade of a popular path from the town boundary up to Newton Hill.


First local Affected by Suicide meeting

First local Affected by Suicide meeting

First local Affected by Suicide meeting

28 November 2021

A good number of people attended the first Affected by Suicide meeting to be held in Thurso by the James Support Group.


Latest Covid figures show 93 positive tests in Caithness

Latest Covid figures show 93 positive tests in Caithness

Latest Covid figures show 93 positive tests in Caithness

25 November 2021

There were 93 positive tests for Covid-19 in Caithness during the latest seven-day period recorded by Public Health Scotland.


Support the animals – charity launches Winter Raffle

Support the animals – charity launches Winter Raffle

Support the animals – charity launches Winter Raffle

25 November 2021

The SSPCA has launched a new Winter Raffle to raise funds for the animals in the care of its animal rescue and rehoming centres.


Keep your birds safe against avian flu after outbreak confirmed

Keep your birds safe against avian flu after outbreak confirmed

Keep your birds safe against avian flu after outbreak confirmed

25 November 2021

New housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza are required following a number of confirmed cases in the UK.


Stone says arrangements for Caithness patients undertaking psychological therapies online are "unsuitable"

Stone says arrangements for Caithness patients undertaking psychological therapies online are "unsuitable"

Stone says arrangements for Caithness patients undertaking psychological therapies online are "unsuitable"

24 November 2021

North MSP writes Scottish health secretary on arrangements for online psychological treatments


Wick school's 'tache teaching team raise cash for Movember

Wick school's 'tache teaching team raise cash for Movember

Wick school's 'tache teaching team raise cash for Movember

24 November 2021

Wick High School staff have taken on the Mo-Grow challenge to try and grow a moustache in one month to raise £2000 for men's health.


Applications open for Child Disability Payment – People are 'benefitting from an SNP Government' says Maree Todd MSP

Applications open for Child Disability Payment – People are 'benefitting from an SNP Government' says Maree Todd MSP

Applications open for Child Disability Payment – People are 'benefitting from an SNP Government' says Maree Todd MSP

24 November 2021

Maree Todd MSP has hailed Scotland’s social security system as applications open for the Scottish Government’s Child Disability Payment.


Disabled woman's pothole pains after fall on Wick street

Disabled woman's pothole pains after fall on Wick street

Disabled woman's pothole pains after fall on Wick street

24 November 2021

A severely disabled Wick woman had to increase her morphine dose to deal with the pain experienced after her wheelchair overturned in a pothole..


Jamie Stone hails healthcare staff on Nursing Support Workers’ Day

Jamie Stone hails healthcare staff on Nursing Support Workers’ Day

Jamie Stone hails healthcare staff on Nursing Support Workers’ Day

23 November 2021

Healthcare support workers have a value to society that is beyond measure, according to Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone.


Advice issued ahead of ‘severe gales’ forecast in Caithness this weekend

Advice issued ahead of ‘severe gales’ forecast in Caithness this weekend

Advice issued ahead of ‘severe gales’ forecast in Caithness this weekend

23 November 2021

A leading rural insurer urges people to prepare for high winds this weekend after the Met Office issued a Yellow weather warning across Caithness.


Covid vaccination is the most precious gift we can give this Christmas, says Nicola Sturgeon

Covid vaccination is the most precious gift we can give this Christmas, says Nicola Sturgeon

Covid vaccination is the most precious gift we can give this Christmas, says Nicola Sturgeon

23 November 2021

The most precious gift we can give this Christmas is to be vaccinated and tested before spending time with loved ones, Nicola Sturgeon has said.


Mobile sensory room in converted bus paying monthly visits to Wick

Mobile sensory room in converted bus paying monthly visits to Wick

Mobile sensory room in converted bus paying monthly visits to Wick

23 November 2021

Children with autism and other conditions are benefiting from regular visits to Caithness by a mobile sensory room.


NHS Highland cancels operations at Raigmore after hospital comes under pressure from emergency admissions

NHS Highland cancels operations at Raigmore after hospital comes under pressure from emergency admissions

NHS Highland cancels operations at Raigmore after hospital comes under pressure from emergency admissions

22 November 2021

"Extreme pressure" on the Highlands' major hospital has prompted some elective and even urgent operations to be delayed.


Covid cases lead to closure of Bignold Wing at Caithness General Hospital

Covid cases lead to closure of Bignold Wing at Caithness General Hospital

Covid cases lead to closure of Bignold Wing at Caithness General Hospital

19 November 2021

A Covid-19 outbreak has led to the Bignold Wing at Caithness General Hospital in Wick being closed to new admissions and visiting.


NHS Highland told to apologise over healthcare failings at Caithness General Hospital

NHS Highland told to apologise over healthcare failings at Caithness General Hospital

NHS Highland told to apologise over healthcare failings at Caithness General Hospital

18 November 2021

NHS Highland has been told to apologise to the family of a patient who died after getting incorrect advice or treatment at Caithness General Hospital.


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