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Stone wants answers on why 'things are going so wrong' with respite care in Caithness

Stone wants answers on why 'things are going so wrong' with respite care in Caithness

Stone wants answers on why 'things are going so wrong' with respite care in Caithness

22 February 2024

North MP to contact Highland Council on lack of facilities in county


Maree Todd keen to see strengthening of Caithness maternity service

Maree Todd keen to see strengthening of Caithness maternity service

Maree Todd keen to see strengthening of Caithness maternity service

21 February 2024

The local MSP has said it is not for politicians to make clinical decisions, and argued that midwife-led care should be seen as 'the gold standard'.


New community rehabilitation service opens in Caithness

New community rehabilitation service opens in Caithness

New community rehabilitation service opens in Caithness

20 February 2024

A new community facility designed to enable people to rehabilitate locally and avoid a hospital stay has opened within Wick's Pulteney House.


WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mould-riddled Thurso house – 'No one should live in these conditions,' says local MP

WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mould-riddled Thurso house – 'No one should live in these conditions,' says local MP

WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mould-riddled Thurso house – 'No one should live in these conditions,' says local MP

20 February 2024

A disabled Thurso man, who breathes with an oxygen cylinder, is pleads with the council to be decanted from his mouldy home before it 'kills' him.


Jamie Stone slams pause on healthcare projects as 'shocking indictment'

Jamie Stone slams pause on healthcare projects as 'shocking indictment'

Jamie Stone slams pause on healthcare projects as 'shocking indictment'

19 February 2024

Jamie Stone has accused the Scottish Government of "unforgivable incompetence" over the pause on funding for healthcare construction projects.


Young people urged to keep Caithness clean

Young people urged to keep Caithness clean

Young people urged to keep Caithness clean

18 February 2024

Caithness kids are being encouraged to compete for clean up glory by helping to tackle the litter emergency


Pause on £80 million Caithness redesign scheme 'totally and utterly misleading,' says Thurso councillor

Pause on £80 million Caithness redesign scheme 'totally and utterly misleading,' says Thurso councillor

Pause on £80 million Caithness redesign scheme 'totally and utterly misleading,' says Thurso councillor

15 February 2024

Postponement of funding is "a blow" says NHS Highland district manager, Christian Nicolson


Campaigner says number of concern for person calls dealt with by Caithness police in 2023 is 'alarming in the extreme'

Campaigner says number of concern for person calls dealt with by Caithness police in 2023 is 'alarming in the extreme'

Campaigner says number of concern for person calls dealt with by Caithness police in 2023 is 'alarming in the extreme'

15 February 2024

FoIs show there were 768 mental health related calls made last year


Raigmore are 'first in Scotland' to employ new breast cancer treatment

Raigmore are 'first in Scotland' to employ new breast cancer treatment

Raigmore are 'first in Scotland' to employ new breast cancer treatment

13 February 2024

The breast team at Raigmore Hospital were first to use the new Pintuition System.


Thurso artist meets Queen Camilla for unveiling of poignant sculpture

Thurso artist meets Queen Camilla for unveiling of poignant sculpture

Thurso artist meets Queen Camilla for unveiling of poignant sculpture

12 February 2024

Shelagh Swanson from Thurso said she felt honoured to have met Queen Camilla at Aberdeen Art Gallery during the unveiling of her sculpture.


Work on Caithness healthcare redesign 'has never been more important'

Work on Caithness healthcare redesign 'has never been more important'

Work on Caithness healthcare redesign 'has never been more important'

09 February 2024

NHS Highland has declared that preparing for the redesign of health and social care services in Caithness "has never been more important for us".


NHS Highland is 'committed' to redesign of Caithness health services, says Maree Todd

NHS Highland is 'committed' to redesign of Caithness health services, says Maree Todd

NHS Highland is 'committed' to redesign of Caithness health services, says Maree Todd

09 February 2024

Local MSP is encouraged after update from health authority


'It's in the wrong place' – resident hits out at council for 'wasting money' on Wick bottleneck street

'It's in the wrong place' – resident hits out at council for 'wasting money' on Wick bottleneck street

'It's in the wrong place' – resident hits out at council for 'wasting money' on Wick bottleneck street

08 February 2024

An elderly man spoke about perceived dangers and access issues at a controversial turning point in a dead-end street in Wick.


Mikeysline takes mental health services on the road to support areas including Caithness

Mikeysline takes mental health services on the road to support areas including Caithness

Mikeysline takes mental health services on the road to support areas including Caithness

08 February 2024

Highland mental health and suicide prevention charity Mikeysline is driving support forward with the launch of its mobile support hive.


Castletown community council 'disappointed' by postponement of £80 million Caithness healthcare plan

Castletown community council 'disappointed' by postponement of £80 million Caithness healthcare plan

Castletown community council 'disappointed' by postponement of £80 million Caithness healthcare plan

07 February 2024

Decision to put projects on hold "not very good at all."


Weather warning of ice in Caithness tomorrow

Weather warning of ice in Caithness tomorrow

Weather warning of ice in Caithness tomorrow

05 February 2024

The Met Office issued a Yellow Warning for wintry weather and icy patches on roads and pavements in the far north tomorrow (Tuesday, February 6).


Soaring caesarean rate in far north exposes maternity failings, says MSP

Soaring caesarean rate in far north exposes maternity failings, says MSP

Soaring caesarean rate in far north exposes maternity failings, says MSP

05 February 2024

Caesarean births in the far north have rocketed as maternity services have been cut, says Highlands and Islands MSP Edward Mountain.


Highland Green MSP has questions about Scottish Government Local Food Strategy

Highland Green MSP has questions about Scottish Government Local Food Strategy

Highland Green MSP has questions about Scottish Government Local Food Strategy

02 February 2024

Ariane Burgess says fair food prices and farm income are needed alongside the new strategy.


Caithness and north Sutherland dementia adviser encourages people to seek support

Caithness and north Sutherland dementia adviser encourages people to seek support

Caithness and north Sutherland dementia adviser encourages people to seek support

01 February 2024

A far north dementia adviser says that support is available to help people live independently for as long as possible.


Why we should all take time to talk and listen

Why we should all take time to talk and listen

Why we should all take time to talk and listen

01 February 2024

"We should never underestimate the ability to change lives by being there for others," says Highland councillor.


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