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Social workers from NHS Highland and the Highland Council have been recognised at this year’s Scottish Association of Social Workers awards.
Plans about how NHS Highland will meet ‘unprecedented’ saving targets of around £100 million over the next three years will be outlined to the board next week.
The Minor Injuries Unit at Dunbar Hospital in Thurso has returned to normal 24 hours a day, seven days a week operations, with immediate effect. 
A special resident at an NHS Highland care home has successfully undergone a hip operation.
NHS Highland has confirmed that new arrangements are to be put in place to strengthen day care and outreach services for adults in Caithness who require a range of social and healthcare support.
A remote pharmaceutical service from an office base in Dingwall that services GP practices in Lochaber has been recognised at this year’s Scottish Pharmacist Awards winning the eHealth and Innovation in Pharmacy Practice Award.
Due to extreme staffing concerns, the Dunbar hospital in Thurso has had to close its Minor Injury Unit (MIU) and Primary Care Emergency Centre (PCEC) temporarily from 08:00 tomorrow morning (Saturday 18th March 2017) until 08:00 Monday 20th March.
Residents of a learning disability care home in Wick are to be settled within the community in order to provide them with a future in a more sustainable ‘homely’ environment.
A Sutherland hospital, which offers Day Attendance, Palliative and ‘End of Life’ care, has been recognised by Macmillan Cancer Support for the high-quality environment it offers to patients.
Fourth year medical students have been telling MSP David Stewart about their experience of a pilot project between NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the University of Dundee which aims to address recruitment issues in General Practice and rural areas.
NHS Highland has been alerted to a phone scam happening in the area where members of the public are receiving calls from people claiming to be from their local GP Practice.
The ‘very good’ standard of treatment for cancer patients at a Sutherland Hospital has been recognised with a prestigious UK award.
The first meeting of the local Caithness forum, set up to influence the new arrangements at the community maternity unit at Caithness General Hospital and help support its development, was held this week.
NHS Highland is running a series of articles which puts the spotlight on people who work in healthcare across our area. Answering the questions this week is Maryann Ness, a mental health practitioner with the newly established supporting self management service.
The memory garden at the Town and County Hospital in Wick took a significant step forward recently after it received the most public votes in Tesco’s “Bags of Help” initiative securing £12,000 for the north-based project.
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