CHAT Visual Impact Day and Rally Sunday 23 April
19th April 2017
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. The categories are as follows:-
1- Caesarean Sections (elective & emergency)
2- Maternity Emergencies (Forceps, ventouse, tear during delivery, haemorrhage, placenta problems, etc)
3- General Gynae (Investigatory ops, pre cancer cell treatment, D & C, Fibroids removal, ovarian cyst removal, dissection of adhesions, prolapse, hysterectomy etc)
4 - Emergency Gynae Surgery (ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy, haemorrhage, etc)
5- General Surgery (Gallstones, hemorrhoidectomy, Gallbladder, Hernia, Varicose Veins, Vasectomy, Draining abscesses, Scopes, etc)
6 - Emergency General Surgery (appendix, trauma after an accident surgery, perforated bowel, etc)
7- Elderly Care (QE & Dunbar patients, discharged or transferred during the night due to bed shortages, overnight in A&E care, etc)
8- Outpatient Clinics (used to be in CGH or Dunbar but now in Raigmore)
9- Paediatrics (whether admitted or checked & discharged)
10- Specialist Medical (Chemotheraphy, Dialysis, Cataract surgery, dental surgery, Orthapedics, diabetes, Heart, etc)
I apologise if i have missed anything or made a spelling mistake, I have no medical knowledge. Looking for all patients for the last 30yrs to show how much Caithness has used the hospital over the years. Please join as many categories as fits. I myself will be in 3, 5, 8 and 9 with my kids. If you can't come tell someone your categories and they can stand in your place. Categories are going to be photographed one at a time and time will be given to move around if you are in more than one.
Then a big overall photo of everyone who joins us.
Everyone has been so kind with offers of help, baking, bottles and raffle prizes, we will be having a couple of stalls for the above. Chat members will be at the Bignold park from 1:00pm if you would like to drop anything off or send us a pm and we can arrange collection. Amazing community spirit as always.
Please share, share, share. Lets make our voice seen & heard. See you all on Sunday.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday 7th October 10.30am - 3.30pm Call in to see the display and support 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.
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.
The Convener of The Highland Council's Caithness Area Committee, Councillor David Flear, has joined the call for health bosses to consider upgrading maternity services at Caithness General Hospital. Councillor Flear intends raising the matter at the next Area Committee meeting on Monday 15 September and expects to send a firmly worded response to the Highland Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, who are currently reviewing maternity services provided in Wick as part of a Scotland-wide review.
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The visit of Professor Andrew Calder to Wick on Monday 15 December had a big profile as it gained mentions on Moray Firth Radio, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Scotland Television News. Repeat mentions on several news broadcasts are ensuring the issue is highlighted.
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