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News Archive


30/10/2017
CHAT Now Spreads Campaign To Twitter
Up until now CHAT - Caithness Health Action Team has not used Twitter directly for the campaigns over maternity and threats to bed numbers and hospitals in Caithness.   Everyone with a Twitter account can help spread the messages.  
30/10/2017
More choice for communities
People across Scotland will now have a say in how £100 million of council funds will be used in their communities.   Council leaders have agreed that at least 1% of local government budgets will be subject to participatory budgeting by the end of 2021, giving communities more influence than ever to make decisions on how funding is spent in their localities.  
26/10/2017
Highland Resident Spurs National Health Campaign
A mental health campaign started by a Highland resident has attracted widespread public support within only a week of starting.   Emma Roddick, who lives in the city, started a petition last week calling for NHS24 to add a mental health option to its telephone menu and has already attracted almost 2,500 signatures.  
26/10/2017
Reform of NHS is progressing but fundamentals still need addressedThumbnail for article : Reform of NHS is progressing but fundamentals still need addressed
Significant activity is underway to transform Scotland's healthcare system, but a number of crucial building blocks still need to be put in place.   Audit Scotland's annual review of the NHS says staff are committed and overall patient satisfaction is high.  
26/10/2017
A place to live - Citizens Panel Survey reports highest ever percentage of people feeling safe
98.1% of respondents consider the area within 15 minutes' walk of their home to be ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ safe compared to 96.7% the previous year.  In comparison, 86% of the younger age group felt safe.  
24/10/2017
RNLI Thurso Coxswain retires after almost half a century of serviceThumbnail for article : RNLI Thurso Coxswain retires after almost half a century of service
Bill ‘Wing' Munro the Coxswain for the RNLI Thurso lifeboat will retire on Thursday 26th October having served at the station for almost 48 years.   Wing Munro, 65, has served on the crew of the Thurso lifeboat for 47 years, 9 months and as full-time Coxswain for just under 16 years.  
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.  
23/10/2017
YOUR CASH YOUR CAITHNESS - How would you change Caithness?Thumbnail for article : YOUR CASH YOUR CAITHNESS - How would you change Caithness?
Do you have an idea that will make Caithness a better place for everyone? Do you need up to £1,500.00 to put your idea into action? If your answer is YES then ‘YOUR CASH YOUR CAITHNESS' is the opportunity for you to make your project happen.   Deadline for applications is Sunday 3rd December 2017.  
22/10/2017
Meeting Older People
Befriending Caithness is a free service which is being offered to older people in the area who are feeling isolated or lonely.  We accept referrals from health professionals, voluntary organisations, families, friends and also self referrals.  
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21/10/2017
Health and Wellbeing Day At Pulteney Centre, WickThumbnail for article : Health and Wellbeing Day At Pulteney Centre, Wick
A few photos of some of the stalls and participants at the Health and well being day held in Pulteney Centre, Wick.   A few links with our photos to web sites for information if you did not manage along to pick up leaflets etc.  
19/10/2017
JUST ENTERPRISE/FIRSTPORT - 2 FREE WORKSHOPS IN WICK
JUST ENTERPRISE/FIRSTPORT - 2 FREE WORKSHOPS IN WICK Monday 23 October - Telford House, Williamson Street, Wick Planning & Delivery 10.30am - 12.30pm Branding & Marketing 1pm - 3pm Full details and how to book can be found on the website These workshops are FREE and places are still available..  
19/10/2017
New Beginnings Care CourseThumbnail for article : New Beginnings Care Course
See poster for details..  
18/10/2017
Do You Know Anything About This Go-Cart?Thumbnail for article : Do You Know Anything About This Go-Cart?
Long shot here but I'm desperately trying to locate a old go kart that I sold a few years ago.  A lad from Caithness bought this kart along with two other karts.  
18/10/2017
Ken Butler - Died 5 October 2017Thumbnail for article : Ken Butler - Died 5 October 2017
JOSEPH KENNETH 'KEN' BUTLER.   Born 14.05.1939 at Warrington- Died 05.10.2017 at Thurso Caithness .  
18/10/2017
Basic Food Hygiene Course For Voluntary GroupsThumbnail for article : Basic Food Hygiene Course For Voluntary Groups
Caithness Voluntary Group.  Basic Food Hygiene Course, Telford House, Wick.  
18/10/2017
Caithness Access Disabled Panel Questionnaire For BusinessesThumbnail for article : Caithness Access Disabled Panel Questionnaire For Businesses
The above panel have been working over the last few years to build a website which would benefit people living in and visiting Caithness, in relation to visiting/using "accessible" services for people with disabilities.   http://www.caithnessaccesspanel.co.uk/ We are now at the stage that we need information of local businesses that provide services to the public to input onto our website.  
14/10/2017
Caithness Heart Support Group handed over equipment to Wick GP surgeriesThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group handed over equipment to Wick GP surgeries
Caithness Heart Support Group handed over the latest equipment it has funded, to the medical practices at Wick GP surgeries.   Accepting an ECG machine from group member Janice Macgregor (right front) is Pearson practice nurse Shirley Macleod.  
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.  
12/10/2017
Wick event to focus on health and wellbeing servicesThumbnail for article : Wick event to focus on health and wellbeing services
THE county's second Health and Wellbeing Market is taking place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday, 21st October 2017.   There will be 23 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed in Caithness.  
12/10/2017
Caithness Soup - Local Crowd Funding (with soup)Thumbnail for article : Caithness Soup - Local Crowd Funding (with soup)
Thursday 26th October 2017 7.30pm Mr C's Bar, Thurso What is SOUP? A Crowdfunding initiative for Community Groups or people looking for start up Business or Project costs.  The idea is to provide an evening of food (SOUP) and entertainment for an entrance fee, groups will present their project, the audience vote on which they feel is the best and the winner takes home the proceeds of the evening to help them get going on their project.