Support Groups News
Caithness Heart Support Group made a double presentation of equipment at the Wick Medical Centre, recently. The second presentation which will be used jointly by both the Riverview and the Dr Pearson practices, was the latest Doppler machine which measures the circulation in limbs and, unlike the one currently employed, can be used without an initial, patient-rest period of 20 minutes and provide a series of readings immediately.
Trustees Week is running from 4th November to 10th Novermber 2013 to highlight the valuable contribition people who join the boards of charity groups make to their communities. Trustees and directors of the boards of thousands of local charities make it possible for charities to run legally.
Home Start Caithness were presented with a Volunteer Friendly Award at a gathering in Thurso recently. Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, Anne Dunnet presented the award to Home-Start Caithness staff, Rachel & Dorothy and Linda who is one of the volunteers that visit families..
ONE of four vital signs monitors presented to Caithness General Hospital wards by Caithness Heart Support Group, recently. Receiving it, on the hospital's behalf is its rural general hospital manager, Pauline Craw, and staff members.
A new group to help families has been set up. Al-Anon will meet each Monday at 8.00pm in the conference room at Caithness General Hospital, Wick..
This short video teels you what Home Start Caithness does. HomeStart Caithness has been around for a few years and should not be confused with HomeAid another Caithness group doing entirely different things in the community.
Commitment deserves commitment are the latest watchwords from SSAFA a charity set up to help serving memebrs or ex memebrs of the armed forces in the UK. Local Caithness organiser Sharon Johns from Murkle is looking for volunteers to help her provide support to local members or ex-members of the armed forces in Caithness.
Are you a parent? Could you be a good role model for parents who are struggling with their young children? Do you have a couple of hours a week to spare? If so, we would love to hear from you! What’s in it for you?... * Training & Development.
Headway Highland has a branch in Caithness that aims to help local people who have suffered a brain injury. Headway Highland in Caithness March 2011 saw the opening of a local support group in the Caithness area as part of Headway Highland.
A variety of groups that involve young mothers is likely to arrive with pushchairs and prams on Monday. Several groups from around Caithness intend to be represented at the Noon Demonstration with several intending to attend both the noon and 6:00pm demos.
As local feeling continues to rise on the Maternity Services issue in Caithness confirmation has been given that a second demonstration will take place at 6:00pm at Caithness General Hospital on Monday 15th. The first demo will happen to coincide with the arrival of Professor Calder and his team as part of the review.
Jenny Spence and her fellow fundraisers find themselves at the forefront of a growing campaign to retain services in the Caithness General Hospital. From a small fund-raising group normally donating items to the hospital they find themselves rocketing towards national status as they galvanise local groups and support into one campaign to retain and improve services at their local hospital.