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NHS Highland communications managers

Argyll & Bute - David Ritchie,  01436 655040

South & Mid - Andrew Devlin, 01463 704723

Raigmore - Erin Greig, 01463 705771

North & West - Mark Scruton, 01463 704876


NHS Highland Head of Public Relations and Engagement

Maimie Thompson 

01463 70 4722


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Sutherland’s midwifery team has been shortlisted for Midwifery Team of the Year in next year’s Royal College of Midwifery Annual Midwifery Awards.
NHS Highland has had remarkable success in treating young patients with an eating disorder because of an innovative project that saw them being cared for in their own homes.
The Highland and Alcohol Drugs Partnership are encouraging people to enjoy the celebrations safely this festive season.
A Facebook campaign by a Sutherland nurse calling for local people with knitting skills to help out patients with dementia has proved a great success.
Six nurses on the Isle of Skye were honoured with awards from the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Scotland for their long service and dedication to the local community last Friday.
A medical ward has closed to new admissions and visitors are being asked to keep visiting to an absolute minimum while staff deal with several cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.
The Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and the social care charity CrossReach are disappointed to announce that they have not been able to find a sustainable way of delivering a high quality care service at the Auchinlee residential home in Kintyre.
Don’t get scared, get screened.
Getting out for a 30-minute walk during office hours can improve your mental and physical health and wellbeing and boost productivity, according to NHS Highland’s vice-chair Melanie Newdick.
At a special meeting on the 2nd November 2016 the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (the governance Board of the Health and Social Care Partnership) agreed to pause the redesign work that had been proposed for Struan Lodge for a period of 6 months.  This pause would allow for an engagement and involvement process with communities as well as a period of staff consultation.
Maternity services at Caithness General Hospital in Wick are to operate as a midwife-led community maternity unit, following a unanimous agreement of the board of NHS Highland.
Patients, relatives or visitors who may have cause to use the quiet room at Wick Town and County Hospital are benefitting from a recent donation which has made the room more welcoming.
The impact of loneliness as a significant public health issue will be the focus of the 2016 annual report by NHS Highland's director of public health, to be launched next week.

Highland and Argyll & Bute residents struggling to pay their fuel bills are being urged by NHS Highland’s director of public health to seek advice from a government energy efficiency scheme to stay healthy and warm this winter.
A three year project which piloted the role of a full time Macmillan Rural Palliative Care Pharmacist Practitioner in the Skye, Kyle and Lochalsh area has been praised in its final evaluation.
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