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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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The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) have today (19 October) published their report into an unannounced inspection visit to Caithness General Hospital in Wick.
A brief chat over a glass of wine between two friends turned into a charity fundraiser that has helped raise over £10,000 for the Special Care Baby Unit at Raigmore Hospital.
The boat ‘Hallie B II’ has been a welcome addition to the memory garden at the Town and County Hospital in Wick.

At the Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) meeting on the 22nd June 2016 a decision was taken to bring forward the service redesigns in Struan Lodge and Thomson Court to meet the service objectives and financial challenges that the IJB has detailed in its Strategic Plan.

The Mackenzie Centre in Inverness needs help from the public to secure up to £12,000 of funding from a national iniative by Tesco.
NHS Highland is to hold a two-session drop-in event for members of the public next month outlining how emergencies such as heart attacks are managed across Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross.
A new non-executive director has been appointed to the board of NHS Highland by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.
Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has previously intimated that inpatient mental health services in Argyll and Bute Hospital would be relocating to the lower ground floor of Mid Argyll Community Hospital and Integrated Care Centre.  This relocation would be an interim measure pending further engagement with the public as to where the service will be provided in the longer term.
A South Uist couple who are regular visitors to Raigmore Hospital said “I do” this week in front of NHS Highland staff they have praised for looking after them so well.
Results of a five year trial on haemorrhoids (commonly known as piles), jointly sponsored by NHS Highland and the University of Aberdeen, have this week been published in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known medical journals.
A NHS Highland manager has won a top healthcare manager award for her work in significantly improving patient safety in the board’s hospitals.
An NHS Highland manager has been nominated as a finalist in one of this year’s top healthcare manager awards.
The newest addition to the Town and County Hospital’s memory garden is a wall mural depicting what Wick Academy Football Club means to one pupil from Pulteney Town primary school.
Police Scotland has teamed up with NHS Highland in Sutherland to raise awareness of a UK-wide scheme designed to trigger a quick community response should a vulnerable person go missing.
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