NHS Grampian was Scotland’s worst performing health board when it came meeting key 18-week referral to treatment time in December last year, NHS figures show.
A MSP campaigning for a Kemnay man stuck in Carstairs has said taxpayers would be “astonished” to learn that keeping a patient at the State Hospital costs £5,837 per week.
The Scottish Government has been urged to “get a move on” with the inquiry into the case of an Aberdeenshire man with learning difficulties who has spent his adult life in a maximum security hospital.
The Scottish Government and Greens were last night edging closer to striking a deal to get the budget through Holyrood - on the basis that local councils get more support.
The NHS has not had to discipline a single Scottish hospital worker for failing to wash their hands in the last two years.
Flood-hit communities in the north-east have been left "high and dry" by the Scottish Government's draft budget.
The scale of the north and north-east schools’ staffing crisis has been laid bare by figures revealing around £585,000 was spent on teacher relocation packages in the last year.
Concerns have been raised about the declining number of patients being treated for eating disorders in north-east hospitals, despite a national spike of cases.
New legislation has been called for to let pharmacists ease the pressure on GPs during flu season.
Thousands of people could at risk after new figures revealed that less than half of health workers get the flu jab.
Guidance teachers and classroom assistants are being trained to become therapists as part of a trial scheme to ease a growing mental health crisis.
The shocking level of mistreatment pensioners were subjected to by “cruel” workers at a north-east care home has been revealed by inspectors.
Plans have been unveiled for nearly 30 turbines on a Mearns estate.
Stunning aerial images showing the work of the nation’s charity air ambulance have spurred fresh calls for a second life-saving helicopter to be based in the north-east.
Patients have failed to turn up for more than 30,000 hospital appointments so far this year, potentially costing NHS Grampian millions of pounds.
Staff shortages at NHS Grampian have seen some hospitals’ ability to perform operations slashed by almost one-third in just two years.
An Aberdeenshire community council could be disbanded if more volunteers do not step forward urgently.
The head of hosted mental health at NHS Grampian has warned some services will be in for a “tricky” summer as a staff shortage continues to take its toll.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has backed calls to base an “extremely valuable” new air ambulance in the north-east.
Aberdeen has the highest proportion of foreign residents in Scotland - with one in four born outside the UK.
Delays have blighted rail travel in the north and north east over the past six months, new figures have revealed.
New figures have revealed that north-east patients are being forced to wait nearly a year for knee surgery.
An Aberdeenshire Conservative has come under fire for calling for new tourist signs on the Aberdeen bypass - including past his family’s ancestral home.
Residents living near a north-east junction have called for changes, branding it “an accident waiting to happen.”
Aberdeen FC’s ambitious £50million stadium plans have taken their largest step forward yet - the overwhelming backing of city councillors.
A string of north and north-east MSPs are facing a backlash over their second jobs – with one potentially topping up their Holyrood salary by the equivalent of £14,000 per day.
The Scottish Government has overturned a previously-refused planning application for a controversial traveller’s site in Aberdeenshire.
The father of a teenage girl battling a severe eating disorder has urged health bosses to improve north-east services after his daughter was forced to stay almost 60 miles away for three months for treatment.
The Scottish Government has been accused of making a “political decision” in denying Aberdeen hundreds of civil service jobs.
The Scottish Conservatives have unveiled their general election candidate for the Aberdeen North constituency.
Tory aide Andrew Bowie will fight the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine seat for the Conservatives at the general election, the Press and Journal can reveal.
There is no need for a second referendum on independence in Scotland, and there is no desire for one.