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News Archive


13/10/2000
This week saw Deirdre Steven talking to her fellow labour party member Health Minister Susan Deacon.  Following a meeting in Inverness Mrs Steven put the local view to the minister.  
6/10/2000
Campaign Pressure Rises Steadily
No one in Caithness can be unaware of the mounting pressure being built up by the MUMS campaign in Caithness.   Local opinion is being gauged by petition in every part of the county now.  
4/10/2000
Assurances from Health Board Give No Comfort
No assurances from the Health Board at the Wick Community Council meeting this week does not give any comfort to people who are worried about the future of maternity services in the county.   The delay in commencing the review - it has been put back to January 2001 looks to councillors like a way of trying to allow the very public campaign to die out according to Graham Smith - Wick Councillor.  
29/9/2000
NHS Trust Leak Gives Massive Publicity Boost to Maternity Services Issue
There has been huge publicity on the maternity services in Caithness since the news leaked about the review and then the financial problems of the Trust.   Given the assurances given at reorganisation under the "Designed to Care" proposals less than two years ago people in Caithness would appear to have been right to worry about the changes that many did not want.  
26/9/2000
Public Anxiety Over Highland Maternity Services Review
The public anxiety surrounding the effects of the review of maternity services in Highland have given us the impetus to make information on the issue easily available.   If anyone would like to forward information for inclusion in this section please get in touch with us at 01955 604648 or email bill@caithness.org .  
Deacon Welcomes Report On Fairer NHS Funding Formula
Health Minister Susan Deacon today welcomed the publication of the final report of the National Review of Resource Allocation for the NHS in Scotland and its proposals for a fairer formula for the distribution of health spending.   The final report of the independent expert committee, chaired by Professor Sir John Arbuthnott, is the product of work lasting two and a half years.  
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