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NHS Highland Communications Managers

Argyll & Bute - David Ritchie, 01436 655040

South & Mid - Andy Devlin, 01463 704723

Raigmore - Erin Greig, 01463 705771

North & West - Tom Davison, 01463 704903


NHS Highland Head of Public Relations and Engagement


Maimie Thompson 

01463 70 4722


NHS Highland

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Beechwood Park




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It was just what the newly-qualified doctor ordered.
Visitors are being asked to stay away from Belford Hospital in Fort William due to an increase in the number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in the community.
Bayview House Care Home in Thurso has been closed to new admissions and visitors are being asked to stay away while staff deal with cases of diarrhoea and vomiting at the premises.
The next Easter Ross District Partnership meets on Friday (6 March) at the County Community Hospital in Invergordon.
A Sutherland resident has joined the board of NHS Highland as a non-executive director.
Both inpatient wards at Belford Hospital, Fort William have now reopened following a period of closure while staff dealt with several cases of diarrhoea and vomiting. Samples confirmed that norovirus was present on both wards.
Ross County Football club have joined forces with See Me, the Scottish Anti Stigma Campaign, The Mid Ross Community Mental Health Team, and Ross-shire game changers, an organisation of people with lived experience of mental health problems in the Ross-shire area, to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health problems and for those who suffer from them.
Jean Armitage, Deputy Regional Manager Alzheimer Scotland, was delighted to attend the Argyll & Bute Community Health Partnership Committee meeting in February to deliver a Dementia Friends Scotland session to Committee members.

Work has been underway over the past year by Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership (CHP) to explore the options for delivering an expanded scanning service for women during pregnancy.  This work has been looking at addressing the requirements laid down by the national screening programme and also to support the delivery of local services as far as possible.

A Transport Advice and Booking Service pilot in Lochaber has been extended to include a drop-off at patient’s homes.
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