A long-running Holyrood petition by healthcare campaigners on Skye has been closed by MSPs after a successful resolution to their demands.
NHS Highland chief executive visits Skye, Lochalsh and Raasay as progress of Ritchie report monitiored
The newly-appointed chief executive of NHS Highland yesterday visited communities in Skye and Lochalsh to hear first hand their concerns over health provision in the area.
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.
Campaigners on Skye are celebrating after health professionals recommended healthcare at Portree Hospital should be significantly enhanced.
Problems highlighted over the past two years include nursing staff at Portree Community Hospital having to cook for patients due to a shortage of staff.
A minor injuries unit on Skye suspended services overnight last night following a string of closures in recent months.
The out-of-hours service at Portree Hospital has been suspended again amid an ongoing staffing crisis.
The out-of-hours service at Portree Hospital will be suspended tonight because of ongoing staffing pressures, NHS Highland has said.
An external review into healthcare provision in Skye, Lochaber and West Ross is to be carried out by a small team led by Sir Lewis Ritchie, who chaired a national review of NHS out-of-hours services in 2015.
A 44-year-old woman who suffered a near-fatal anaphylactic shock had her life saved by staff at a Skye hospital just days before it closed its out-of-hours emergency unit due to a staffing crisis - sparking fears that lives could be lost.
NHS Highland will temporarily suspended its out of hours urgent care centre and minor injuries unit at Portree Hospital on Skye on three days next week because of "escalating staffing problems."
Patients at an under-threat north hospital have been forced to eat ready-made meals – bought at a local Co-op and cooked by staff.
Patients living in the north of Skye requiring out-of-hours care will no longer be forced to travel to the south of the island.
Extreme staffing shortages have forced the closure of the emergency out-of-hours service in the north of Skye for two nights.
A campaign group has slammed health bosses for organising a consultation on the future of health and social care services in Portree during working hours.
Campaigners fighting to save Portree Hospital on Skye have accused NHS Highland of attempting to "rewrite history" in a row over new signs.
Campaigners fighting to save Portree Hospital are urging north Skye residents to attend an NHS Highland drop-in session next week to demonstrate the strength of local feeling.
Controversial changes to Portree Hospital in Skye could face an independent probe after MSPs agreed to look into the issue.
A north minister has criticised NHS Highland's proposals to redesign hospital services on Skye - and claimed they will hurt the frail and vulnerable.
More than 300 people protested on Skye at the weekend over the planned closure of the accident and emergency unit at Portree Hospital.