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Personal data risk means NHS Highland won't release Caithness coronavirus numbers

Personal data risk means NHS Highland won't release Caithness coronavirus numbers

Personal data risk means NHS Highland won't release Caithness coronavirus numbers

A Wick man who wants NHS Highland to release precise Covid-19 numbers says he remains dissatisfied with the way his concerns have been dealt with.


Stone told people in far north will not have to travel for vaccine

Stone told people in far north will not have to travel for vaccine

Stone told people in far north will not have to travel for vaccine

People in the far north should not have to travel to get the coronavirus vaccine, UK health secretary, Matt Hancock has said.


Public Health Scotland dashboard shows Covid-19 in three Caithness neighbourhoods

Public Health Scotland dashboard shows Covid-19 in three Caithness neighbourhoods

Public Health Scotland dashboard shows Covid-19 in three Caithness neighbourhoods

Covid-19 was reported in three parts of Caithness during the latest seven-day period covered by Public Health Scotland’s interactive dashboard.


Wick school's lockdown 2021 calendar for sale

Wick school's lockdown 2021 calendar for sale

Wick school's lockdown 2021 calendar for sale

A special calendar of images produced by Wick High School pupils during lockdown is now on sale.


Nine new confirmed Covid-19 cases in NHS Highland area

Nine new confirmed Covid-19 cases in NHS Highland area

Nine new confirmed Covid-19 cases in NHS Highland area

There have been nine additional confirmed coronavirus cases in the NHS Highland area in the past 24 hours, new figures have shown.


Fourteen new positive tests for Covid-19 in the NHS Highland area

Fourteen new positive tests for Covid-19 in the NHS Highland area

Fourteen new positive tests for Covid-19 in the NHS Highland area

The NHS Highland region's cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic has risen from 1254 to 1268.


Reopening of Thurso play centre brings joy to local children

Reopening of Thurso play centre brings joy to local children

Reopening of Thurso play centre brings joy to local children

Owners of Messy Nessy, a Thurso soft-play centre, were delighted to reopen their doors today after an eight month closure.


'Help us to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our communities,' say NHS and council

'Help us to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our communities,' say NHS and council

'Help us to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our communities,' say NHS and council

The Scottish Government confirmed that the Highland area will again be placed into protection level one in the government’s five tier framework.


Caithness secures mental health investment

Caithness secures mental health investment

Caithness secures mental health investment

Highland Council today agreed to prioritise the Caithness area in allocating funding for mental health support for young people.


Public Health Scotland dashboard shows Covid-19 in Thurso neighbourhoods

Public Health Scotland dashboard shows Covid-19 in Thurso neighbourhoods

Public Health Scotland dashboard shows Covid-19 in Thurso neighbourhoods

Covid-19 was reported in two parts of Caithness, both in Thurso, during the latest period covered by Public Health Scotland’s interactive dashboard.


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