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South & Mid - Andrew Devlin, 01463 704723

Raigmore - Erin Greig, 01463 705771

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Maimie Thompson 

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A series of events are taking place across NHS Highland’s board area to mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017.
An NHS Highland health promotion specialist is encouraging people to attend an open day to learn about enjoying the great outdoors.
NHS Highland is signing a pledge to ensure that people with learning disabilities are included in the decision making and planning of services.
There is to be a grand opening of a shop retailing home-made goods at the Brora Hub on Friday  26th May 2017.
A group of community health volunteers have been able to help lonely people in Caithness thanks to the generosity of local people.
24-year-old Ciaran Melens and his partner Sophie Rae waltzed into the finals of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Inverness competition held last Saturday, after qualifying against stiff opposition in one of the heats the day before.
Members the NHS Highland board are being asked to acknowledge an updated Strategic Quality & Sustainability document and Annual Plan (2017/18) at the board meeting next week.
NHS Highland board members will be told next week that there has been a safe transition to a midwife-lead Community Maternity Unit (CMU) based in Caithness General Hospital.
The Medical High Dependency Unit (MHDU) at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness is celebrating today after reaching over 10,000 patient days without a blood stream infection from central lines.

The following release has been issued by the Scottish Government. It features a case study from NHS Highland

Funding to improve unscheduled care performance

A further £9 million will be invested to reduce waiting times in accident and emergency departments this year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced.

Ward 1 at Belford Hospital in Fort William has closed to new admissions following a number of patients being diagnosed with flu.
One of NHS Highland’s senior nurses, Pat Tyrrell, has decided to call it a day after 37 years of service with the NHS in Scotland.
The Lead Nurse office of the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has this year launched a series of excellence awards for nurses and midwives working within the HSCP.  The awards were presented today (Friday 12th May) which was very fitting as the 12th May is International Nurses Day.
Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is committed to improving the health of the people in Argyll and Bute and preventing problems before they arise. Much of this work is done in partnership with others, for example, schools, sports and leisure and voluntary organisations.
Living It Up has teamed up with NHS Highland to tackle social isolation and loneliness in the north of Scotland.
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