A grieving Aberdeen mother who claims the NHS failed her five-year-old daughter is preparing to step up her fight for new safety protocols.
NHS Highland has spent more than £20 million on locums, bank and agency staff in the last financial year.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is facing calls to end NHS Grampian “underfunding”, with the Tories claiming the health board has missed out on £165 million under the SNP administration.
Work on a £36 million medical centre for Inverness has been delayed again and will not begin until next year, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has admitted.
Nicola Sturgeon was yesterday challenged over delays to a £35 million Inverness medical centre which aims to cut agonising waiting times for hip, knee and eye surgery.
NHS Highland's financial bail-outs, locum spend and missed mental health targets have been highlighted by MSPs examining health board “failings”.
NHS Highland must make urgent changes to deal with its “complex” problems, including a failure to make multi-million pound savings, staff shortages and bullying.
Nicola Sturgeon declined to explain why deadlines for the restoration of Dr Gray's Hospital maternity services were being missed when tackled on the issue yesterday.
Scotland faces a health and social care funding shortfall of almost £2 billion over the next few years unless services are reformed, the public spending watchdog has warned.
Jeane Freeman says redress for workers bullied out of NHS Highland will be considered on case-by-case basis
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman last night said NHS Highland would consider “restitution” for those bullied out of their jobs on a "case-by-case"basis.
The Scottish Government's Health Secretary has been urged to hold a Holyrood debate on bullying in NHS Highland.
Thousands of patients in the north and north east are waiting longer than the six week target for eight key diagnostic tests which can pick up cancer and other diseases, it has emerged.
NHS Highland has been reviewing clinical records of patients who were treated by bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi when she worked at an Inverness hospital 16 years ago.
Almost 70,000 NHS-funded operations have been carried out in private hospitals since 2007, it has emerged.
A million-pound centre for treating critically-ill casualties before they reach hospital has been opened in Aberdeen.
The cost of NHS prescription treatments in Scotland came to £1.343 billion in the most recent financial year, new figures have shown.
More than 200 assaults were committed against ambulance staff across Grampian and the Highlands and Islands over the last six years.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeeman has pledged a “comprehensive response” to concerns about the birth of twin babies 50 miles apart in Golspie and Inverness.
Doctors’ leaders yesterday expressed concern about unfilled GP training posts following the publication of official medical recruitment figures.
Scottish alcohol sales have fallen to their lowest level for almost a quarter of a century since the introduction of minimum pricing.
More GP surgeries in the north-east could be at risk of closure unless the Scottish government trains more people to become family doctors.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman will visit NHS Highland next week to see what progress has been made to tackle its bullying problem.
A pioneering scheme to get rural firefighters to resuscitate heart-attack victims has still not been rolled out - four years after a trial showed it saved lives.
Doctors yesterday warned the NHS is “stretched to its very limit” after a dramatic rise in nursing vacancies in NHS Grampian and NHS Highland.
Health campaigners in Moray have welcomed the publication of a blueprint to restore maternity services in the region to full strength - but still believe recruitment needs to be more “proactive”.
Long-term vision for Moray hospital published but NHS warns it could take another 11 months to recruit staff
Long-term plans to restore maternity services in Moray to full capacity have been published by NHS Grampian – but warnings have been made it could take another 11 months until staff are recruited with no guarantee posts will be filled.
Jeane Freeman yesterday said she would apologise to NHS Highland staff who were intimated and bullied as MSPs expressed alarm over the health board’s “toxic” working culture.
Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has claimed the Scottish Government is failing to reassure rural patients that the GP shortage is being tackled.
The head of a Scottish Government task force has acknowledged doctors’ fears that the new GP contract is damaging to rural areas, the health secretary has said.
Retired doctors are to return to work in an attempt to relieve the rural hospital recruitment crisis.
The chairman of troubled NHS Highland resigned yesterday - and was swiftly followed out the door by the board's medical director.
MSPs were told yesterday that funding for NHS Grampian has been £239million short of its official target over the last decade.