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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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NHS Highland’s estates department has discovered a longstanding leak under the floor in a ward in St Vincent’s Hospital in Kingussie.
Significant issues with the plumbing in Dail Mhor Care Home in Strontian (Lochaber) have been identified.
Extreme staffing concerns at the Lawson Memorial Hospital in Golspie have meant restricting in-patients admissions as a temporary measure to ensure staff can deliver a safe level of care.
A drop-in event to allow residents to have a look at the preliminary designs for the new Badenoch and Strathspey hospital in Aviemore is planned for Tuesday, 5th September 2017.

NHS Highland plans to run an intensive accelerator programme for local health and care sector start-ups next month that aims to boost the fledgling businesses’ chances of success.
Many conversations have been had over the years about how to make some of the internal courtyard spaces around Raigmore Hospital a bit more visually appealing.
Eight NHS Highland staff in Argyll and Bute have been recognised for their catering abilities and standards.

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has published its Annual Performance Report for 2016/17. 

It’s business as usual for the provision of end of life care by the district nursing team based at the Mallaig Health centre despite some changes to the independent Mallaig and Arisaig medical practice located in the same building.
A six-month pilot where patients at two Sutherland hospitals were asked if they wanted access to advice and support about their home fuel bills after being discharged has proved a great success.
The Mid Ross Community Partnership is to hold its next meeting on Tuesday, 22nd August 2017.
The Highland Community Planning Partnership has published its Highland Outcome Improvement Plan for public consultation.
A morning on all things cardiology will take place in Inverness next month and cardiology patients and carers are being invited to attend.
The timings for the open session of NHS Highland’s annual review have changed and will now be held at 1pm on Thursday 31 August. Members of the public can attend the open session.
The cleanliness of NHS Highland’s hospitals has praised in a national report.
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