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Medical Services News

15/4/2019
Francis Street Bowlers, Wick Supports 3 Local GroupsThumbnail for article : Francis Street Bowlers, Wick Supports 3 Local Groups
On Saturday 13th April 2019 the members of Francis Street Bowlers made three generous donation to three local groups.   A day spent playing bowls at the opening day of the season at Thurso Bowling Club was followed by a buffet tea after which they presented the cheques.  
27/3/2019
New look Baby Box ready for Mother's DayThumbnail for article : New look Baby Box ready for Mother's Day
Uptake jumps to 96% as 80,000 deliveries made to parents.   The new Baby Box design, created by a team of children and young people, has been unveiled.  
14/3/2019
New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birthThumbnail for article : New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birth
A popular resource for pregnant women and their families has been updated to include the latest information on perinatal mental health support.   A refreshed edition of Scotland's ‘Ready Steady Baby' publication was launched today by Minister for Public Health Joe FitzPatrick.  
26/2/2019
New Hospital At Aviemore Finally Goes To Planning Stage But How Long Will Caithness Redesign Take?
With respect to the new hospital at Aviemore Dr Boyd Peters said "We have been on this journey since 2012 and the land purchase is a significant step towards securing much needed modern healthcare facilities for the population of Badenoch and Strathspey" After seven years it finally reaches the planning stage so that must mean yet another two or even three years until its on the ground and working.   In Caithness redesign of health services has been going on and on for several years and recently we have the early stages of a "hub" idea being promoted.  
22/2/2019
NHS Highland Announces New Date For Annual ReviewThumbnail for article : NHS Highland Announces New Date For Annual Review
NHS Highland's annual review has been rescheduled for Tuesday 09 April 2019.  It will be held in the Centre for Health Science, Inverness with Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, in attendance.  
21/2/2019
MSP raises the case of Caithness twins' mother and why air ambulance wasn’t initially called
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has raised with the First Minister why the air ambulance was not initially called when a Caithness mother went into labour at 30 weeks with twins.   At First Minister's Questions today, Mrs Grant told Nicola Sturgeon the woman had bravely shared her experience of giving birth under the current maternity provisions in Caithness.  
Help To Make A Complaint About Health Services In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Help To Make A Complaint About Health Services In Caithness
Have you had problems with healthcare? Do you want to complain, but need someone to help you? Caithness Health Action Team have organised for Patient Advice and Support Service to come to Wick (am in the Norseman hotel) and Thurso (pm in the Pentland hotel) on the 17th April.   Contact: info@caithnesshealth.com Private message Caithness Health Action Team on Facebook Phone:07437340146 This service is confidential and by appointment..  
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) At Scottish ParliamentThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) At Scottish Parliament
Five members of CHAT formed the delegation to meet with the health minister Shona Robison on Wednesday 7th February 2018.   The team from CHAT each took different elements of health concerns in Caithness to present to those present.  
23/10/2017
Town and County Hospital, WickThumbnail for article : Town and County Hospital, Wick
A candlelit vigil in support of the hospital and staff is to be held on Thursday 26th October 2017 at the hospital - bring candles or torches.   Starts at 6.30pm and will not last long.  
12/10/2017
CHAT 100 Mile Helper kits READY TO GOThumbnail for article : CHAT 100 Mile Helper kits READY TO GO
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) have now put the 100 Mile Helper Kits together and wil shortly be distrubiting them to Hositals and GP practices.   The 100 Mile Helper kits are good to go! First batches going to hospitals today.  
9/10/2017
Wedding Dresses Display Cash Handed Over To CHATThumbnail for article : Wedding Dresses Display Cash Handed Over To CHAT
Rev.  John Nugent the minister at St Fergus Church handed over £794 from the Wedding Dresses display by the ladies at St Fergus Church, Wick.  
9/10/2017
Wedding Dresses Display At St Fergus Church, Wick in aid of CHAT FundsThumbnail for article : Wedding Dresses Display At St Fergus Church, Wick in aid of CHAT Funds
The ladies of St Fergus church rallied round to help Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) with yet another fund raiser.   Each year they choose a cause to support either abroad or local This year they decide to help CHAT in their efforts to stop continued reduction in local health services by NHS Highland.  
6/10/2017
Wedding Memorabilia Display in aid of CHAT at St Fergus Church, Wick
Saturday 7th October 10.30am - 3.30pm Call in to see the display and support CHAT..  
27/9/2017
50th Wedding Anniversary Wick Couple Asked Guests To Donate to CHATThumbnail for article : 50th Wedding Anniversary Wick Couple Asked Guests To Donate to CHAT
Maureen and Gordon Doull from Wick have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Mackays Hotel and asked their guests to make donations to Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) as they are so concerned at what is happening to health services in Caithness.   The couple handed over a £750 to Bill Fernie, chairman of CHAT and founder member Councillor Nicola Sinclair.  
CHAT sends first batch of 1,000 protest postcards to First MinisterThumbnail for article : CHAT sends first batch of 1,000 protest postcards to First Minister
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) has gathered 2,410 postcards from members of the public protesting the centralisation of health services under NHS Highland.  The postcards carry the slogan ‘100 miles too far' in reference to the 100 mile journey patients frequently have to travel to receive basic care.  
15/5/2017
Statement To CHAT From Labour Candidate Olivia Bell
Caithness Health Action Team.   CHAT's decision to withdraw from the Caithness Maternity and Gynaecological Group should make every politician sit up and take notice.  
15/5/2017
Challenge to SNP and Tories in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from LabourThumbnail for article : Challenge to SNP and Tories in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from Labour
Candidates standing for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross in the General Election have been challenged to spell out what action they would take to support local health campaigners if elected as an MP.   Scottish Labour's Olivia Bell said she was keen that the action part of supporting the local community wasn't lost in hot air and fine words.  
13/5/2017
Mad Hatters Tea Party In Aid Of CHATThumbnail for article : Mad Hatters Tea Party In Aid Of CHAT
Saturday 27th May 2017.   Tickets available to Thurso and Wick Eye Candy shops.  
23/4/2017
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) - Visual Impact DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)  - Visual Impact Day
Well it looks like almost everyone in the area has used Caithness General at some time.   CHAT will discuss at its meeting in the Park Hotel, Thurso whether to sponsor a candidates for the Westminster election on 8th June.  
19/4/2017
CHAT Visual Impact Day and Rally Sunday 23 April
CHAT - Caithness Health Action Team Bignold Park, Wick 2.30pm Sunday 23rd April 2017 Morning everyone, sorry for the delay.  We have broken the categories down into ten groups for Sunday's Visual Impact Protest in the Bignold Park, Wick at 2.30pm.