The first new dental practice in the Western Isles in more than 30 years aims to play a major role in cutting waiting times while also providing new jobs in the area.
NHS Western Isles
Bethesda Hospice in Stornoway is facing a funding shortfall due to a lack of support from NHS Western Isles, local SNP councillor have claimed.
Health boards in the north and north-east have been shortchanged out of tens of millions of pounds, opposition politicians have claimed.
Western Isles health board has announced the appointment of a new chairman.
The University of the Highlands and Islands has announced the intake of its latest cohort of midwifery students on a revamped course in a bid to meet the needs of communities across the north of Scotland.
NHS Western Isles nurse director Chris Anne Campbell has retired after almost 40 years of service.
David Stewart MSP appeals to the Scottish Government to bring about an end to the use of fax machines across the NHS
A north MSP is calling on the Scottish Government to help phase out fax machines across NHS boards.
NHS Western Isles has stressed to patients that there have been no major changes to its Patient Escort Policy in the wake of campaigners launching a petition.
Vulnerable patients from the islands are travelling alone and parents are being forced to pay to accompany sick children to appointments on the mainland, it has emerged.
Dental services in the Western Isles and Northern Isles are now leading the way towards helping Scots have healthy teeth.
Thousands of patients in the Western Isles are now benefiting from dental services for the first time in more than four years.
NHS Western Isles unreasonably withdrew physiotherapy from a patient who suffers from quadriplegic cerebral palsy, watchdog investigators have found.
Health workers in the Western Isles are to hold a series of public consultations to find out what life is like for patients living with a Neurological condition.
Hospitals in the north and north-east have 539 fewer beds that they did five years ago, according to official statistics.
A new chief operating officer has started work at 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.