A new chief operating officer has started work at NHS Western Isles.
NHS Western Isles
A budget-cutting local authority boss doubled the amount of cash he claimed back from taxpayers for expenses in just three years.
More patients in the Outer Hebrides are being given consultations by video link to cut down on trips to the mainland.
NHS Grampian has been the worst performing health board in Scotland against a key waiting-time target for 15 consecutive months.
An island health board has been told to apologise to a patient after she had a rectal examination without her consent.
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).
The policy of providing NHS-funded patient escorts in the Western Isles is too restrictive, says the local MSP.
Concerns have been raised after it emerged an average of almost five people are injured every day in mental health units in the north and north-east.
NHS staff shortages were branded “increasingly concerning” last night after it emerged almost 800 nurse and midwife jobs are unfilled in the north and north-east.
A £500,000 pilot scheme will enable nurses in the Highlands and Islands to become fully qualified midwives in less than two years.
A north health board is using music to help stimulate memories of dementia sufferers.
The main hospital on the Western Isles is to spend £500,000 on a newer, safer and faster CT scanner.
NHS Western Isles will receive a £4,300 grant to improve access to a walking project across the islands.
Opposition MSPs have claimed the Scottish Government is struggling to meet a pledge to boost health visitor numbers after vacancy rates hit a three-year high.
A Hebridean cancer group has attacked plans by local health chiefs to crack down on the number of NHS-funded escorts accompanying patients to the mainland.
Health chiefs in the Western Isles are cracking down on the number of NHS-funded escorts accompanying patients to the mainland.
Doctors are referring more people to obesity specialists on the Outer Hebrides than they are in Ayrshire – despite the population being 15 times smaller.
Two NHS projects in the north have been shortlisted at the Holyrood Digital Health and Care Awards.
NHS Western Isles is encouraging women across Scotland to attend a screening test in a bid to reduce the risks of cervical cancer.
New figures show that 470 people spent more than 12 hours waiting to be seen in Scotland’s Accident and Emergency departments in just one week.
New figures show that the Highlands experienced the largest rise in A&E attendances in Scotland between Christmas and New Year.
More than 8million NHS staff hours have been lost due to ill health in the north and north-east in the last four years, it has been revealed.
The Scottish Conservatives have highlighted “unacceptable delays” for cancer treatment after it emerged that Western Isles patient have to wait nine months.
An outline business case to build a new £18.2 million facility to replace the crumbling hospital and adjacent care home on Barra has been submitted to the Scottish Government.
Plans for a multimillion pound care home in Stornoway will take a major step forward at the turn of the year, with a funding application to the Scottish Government.
Nurses in the north and north-east could still be owed millions of pounds in backdated holiday pay, it has emerged.
Health chiefs in the Highlands have admitted that all of the region's hospitals face a maintenance backlog - and most older buildings are "high risk".
Western Isles NHS is under fire for axing a dental surgery ahead of a formal consultation to close it.
NHS Highland has recorded one of the lowest average cancer waiting times in Scotland - despite one patient put on hold for almost a year before being treated.
Islanders in some of the worst tick black spots in the Outer Hebrides are being targeted over the risk of Lyme disease.
A chronic shortage of dentists in the Western Isles is forcing patients to travel as far afield as Inverness for routine treatment.
Thousands of people are being forced to travel to other parts of the country to undergo vital treatments, new figures have revealed.