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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’

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’

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

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

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

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’

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’

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’

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

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

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


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