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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


Media Manager


Tom Davison 01463 704903


NHS Highland

Assynt House

Beechwood Park




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Work has progressed at the Town and County Hospital Memory Garden Project thanks to a team of staff from Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
NHS Highland’s gastroenterology team won the top prize at a national award ceremony this week which recognises excellence and innovation in patient care.
The Corbett Centre and APEX Scotland have joined forces to rejuvenate a community space for service users and the people of Merkinch to enjoy.
The board of NHS Highland has considered proposals to redesign services along the north coast of Sutherland and has now agreed to move to a period of formal public consultation.
NHS Highland’s chief executive will be apologising to a patient for the failings in care and treatment provided to them in February 2014.
People across Highland are being invited along to a number of events being held in Highland to mark this year’s Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
On Friday, 24th June the Caithness District Partnership will meet in Wick and issues to be discussed will include updates on Child Care Mapping by the Children’s Services Manager and on the Self-Managed Development Fund approvals.

Issued by the Highland LGBT Forum

The City of Inverness is holding a vigil on Friday 17th June at 8pm at the Inverness Castle in honour of and in solidarity with those affected by the horrific and devastating attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, USA, at the weekend. 

NHS Highland is to take responsibility for the patients registered with Riverview Medical Practice in Wick on 1st August, a move that will mean three of the seven GP practices in Caithness are the responsibility of the health board.
NHS Highland has appointed Pamela Garbe as the rural general hospital manager for both Caithness General and Town and County Hospitals in Wick.
To mark Men’s Health Week (13th-19th June), Inverness Men’s Shed have taken part in a video with NHS Highland to show how joining in with like-minded people can help men get back some enthusiasm for life which health problems, bereavement or age may have taken away.
The Oban and Lorn Health and Care Forum recently held a conversation café style meeting on 6th June.  Annie Macleod, Locality Manager for Oban, Lorn & Isles, attended and described the work of the Oban and Lorn Locality Planning Group which was set up following the integration of health and social care services in the form of the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). 

 A group of NHS-trained volunteers will hold a special open day in support of breastfeeding mothers in Oban.  Bumps, Babies and Beyond, which met previously at the Go Bananas play space, now meets every Monday from 10 until 12pm at the former Happy House Nursery at the Baptist Church Hall, Albany Street.

On June 20, they will welcome all to a picnic at their new location to mark breastfeeding celebration week and spread the word about the support they provide.

Experts in housing, healthcare and home-design from across Highland have come together to form a unique partnership to build sustainable homes for people with assisted living needs.
NHS Highland has produced a short video in support of an advert for a new non-executive member of the organisation’s board.
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