Health bosses have been ordered to improve cleanliness at the north's flagship hospital as a "matter of priority".
An adult carer working for NHS Highland has claimed the health board could have done "much more" to recruit more people into the profession.
Health Secretary Alex Neil has been urged to step in to help solve the carers crisis in the Highlands.
Health boards in the north and north-east are missing key targets for the treatment of cancer patients.
NHS Highland have stressed that a final decision is still to be made on the location for a new hospital in Skye - but that Broadford has been identified as the preferred choice.
Scotland's Public Health Minister today said the government was working with the royal colleges in an attempt to overcome difficulties in recruiting consultants and other medical staff in rural areas.
Suicidal people who turn up at Highland hospitals in a distressed state are not being given the help they need, it was claimed today.
NHS Highland Chairman Garry Coutts today admitted that it had been "a tough year" for the north health board.
A mental health nurse has been accused of conning patients into believing she was still working for NHS Highland - almost two years after she was sacked.
The Health Secretary yesterday revealed that a new recruitment drive was being launched to help NHS Highland attract GPs to Lochaber.
Nurses in the Highlands are being called on to do the work of doctors as part of a bid to claw back £22.4million of savings.
The chairman of NHS Highland is actively trying to persuade people to vote against Scottish independence.
Public health minister Michael Matheson will be in Lochaber on Monday June 9 for NHS Highland's annual review.
Borrowing £2.5million from the Scottish Government to make ends meet this year means NHS Highland has to find savings of £22.4million in the next year, it has been revealed.
The number of vulnerable people "languishing" in north and north-east hospitals has hit its highest rate in four years.
Eight people in a Highland community have been found to be infected with Tuberculosis (TB), it emerged yesterday.
Angry and heartbroken mothers have made a catalogue of complaints against NHS Highland - including allegations that mistakes in its maternity care contributed to the deaths of some babies.
Health boards in Scotland have spent more than £500,000 buying maggots and other bugs since 2009.
Argyll and Bute has a dedicated nurse for people with MS and Parkinson's disease for the first time.
A nurse who stole pills worth more than £1,600 from the Highlands' flagship hospital has been sacked.