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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


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An inspection report into an Inverness care home has shown that it has maintained the high standards identified by previous reports issued last year and in 2012.
NHS Highland has given an assurance that it is acting on issues raised in a report on its financial management, issued today (Friday) by the Auditor General for Scotland.
Work got under way last week to ensure that transport and access matters are addressed as part of NHS Highland’s proposed redesign of services in Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross.
TRIBUTES were paid at the October meeting of NHS Highland’s board to Dr Margaret Somerville, who, on the eve of her retirement, presented her final annual report to members.
A Wick hospital unit which was closed due to severe staffing pressures in July 2012 is being considered for a new role.
Wick has been chosen to pilot an innovative scheme designed to help older people who have fallen at home.
Success should be in the bag for Sutherland’s latest “business” venture, ‘Bagged in Brora’.
The Caithness District Partnership next meets in Wick on Friday 31 October and the agenda will feature an update on the progress made in the implementation of a Family Team for Caithness.
Tommy Whitelaw will once again tour NHS Highland with his inspirational campaign to raise awareness of the difficulties carers of loved ones with dementia face across the country.
Death is not a subject that we openly discuss – talking about our own mortality is one of the last taboo subjects there is.
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