Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Renewed calls for lay-back car safety seats for women from far north

Susanne Robertson spoke out after her baby had a fit on the way home from Glasgow. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios.
Susanne Robertson spoke out after her baby had a fit on the way home from Glasgow. Picture: Robert MacDonald/Northern Studios.

Campaigners are making a renewed appeal to buy more lay-back car safety seats for far north women who give birth in Raigmore Hospital.

It follows the high demand for the initial stock of three sourced by Caithness Health Action Team (Chat).

The seats are recommended for parents who face long drives to return home with their new-borns.

The issue was highlighted following an episode involving a baby who suffered a spasm en route from hospital in Edinburgh to the family home in Falkirk.

Car seat fears for Caithness mothers after baby suffers seizure

Using conventional upright baby seats, it is recommended that drivers stop for breaks every half-hour

Given that the bulk of Caithness babies are now delivered in the Inverness hospital, Chat in April launched its fundraising campaign for the lay-back car seats.

Within a couple of days, it had enough pledges to buy three and earlier this month they were made available at Caithness General Hospital to expectant mothers.

Chat secretary Maria Aitken, who has been co-ordinating the project, said the group has been surprised by the number of requests to use the seats. As a result, it has decided to raise funds to buy a further three.

A good start was made thanks to a Chat stall run at the Midsummer Madness event in Thurso at the weekend.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]