A multi-agency plan to tackle Highland’s worrying suicide trend was approved yesterday by Highland NHS board.
A suspected cancer sufferer in the Highlands has been waiting 289 days for treatment – the longest delay in Scotland.
Health chiefs have halted admissions to a city care home condemned by inspectors who have found serious failings – including staff requiring training in how to give patients sufficient food and fluids.
Caithness residents are being encouraged to have their say on the impending redesign of health and social care services in the region.
NHS Highland accused of attempting to scrap up to 10 beds at Skye Hospital – and send patients into private care
NHS Highland was last night accused of attempting to scrap up to 10 beds at an island hospital and send patients into private care - or to another hospital 26 miles away.
NHS Highland has advertised four top doctor posts - each worth around £100,000-a-year – for the Belford Hospital in Fort William.
NHS Highland social workers removed round the clock care for Dingwall man Ron Fraser despite the health board’s own assessment that 24-hour assistance is needed, it has emerged.
A paralysed man has been left clinically depressed after his 24-hour care package was suddenly removed- leaving him “in pain, degradation and misery”.
More patients in the Outer Hebrides are being given consultations by video link to cut down on trips to the mainland.
Work on a new £34 million surgical hospital in Inverness will get under way next year – and a nationwide plan to tackle long health waiting times will be published this month.
Health boards in the north and north-east are still struggling to attract nurses despite offering generous packages.
The helipad at Raigmore Hospital is to get a major upgrade at a cost of just under £600,000, paid for through two charitable donations.
NHS Grampian has been the worst performing health board in Scotland against a key waiting-time target for 15 consecutive months.
NHS Highland staff breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as they received their wages after a banking error left almost 10,000 workers out of pocket.
Health chiefs are investigating after almost all of their 10,000-strong workforce were not paid their salary as expected yesterday.
Patients in the Highlands are having to wait up to twice as long for treatments as they did three years ago, shock new figures have revealed.
Expectant mums and campaigners are piling renewed pressure on health bosses to review Caithness’s controversial maternity policy.
More people died at Belford Hospital in Fort William at the start of the year than health chiefs expected, new figures have revealed.
NHS Highland has signed up to a campaign to tackle buying tobacco or cigarettes for under-18s.
NHS Highlands is calling on Caithness residents to give their views on the future of health provision in the far north.
Community leaders on a remote north peninsula are poised to appoint a project worker to aid in their fight to ensure a vital health service in the area remains.
NHS Highland has approved funding for four desperately needed permanent consultant posts at Belford Hospital in Fort William.
Revised plans for a major new healthcare and life sciences centre at Inverness Campus - expected to create nearly 200 jobs - will be unveiled to the public today.
Plans for a new £15 million community hospital and health centre in the Highlands - aiming to transform health services for patients in Badenoch and Strathspey - have been unveiled.
A former drug worker has said Oban needs to wake up to its drug problem after bags of dirty needles were dumped on a construction site.
Campaigners have urged the Scottish Government to act on bed blocking after figures revealed it has risen by 10% in a year.
Dementia sufferers and their families could soon be better off with the introduction of an “innovative” new initiative that was developed at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).
HMP Inverness is joining other prisons across Scotland in banning smoking in all buildings and grounds from November.
A one-stop shop to support the frail and elderly in the north of Skye could be rolled-out across the island.
Patients needing emergency radiology treatment in the Highlands may have to travel to Tayside or Grampian after the region’s full-time specialist consultants leave next month.
Campaign groups fighting the controversial downgrading of maternity units in both Caithness and Moray have revealed they are to join forces to fight the “centralisation” of services.
The Scottish Government has again been forced to deny that it is plotting to merge health boards covering Grampian, Tayside and the Highlands and islands.