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Assurances from Health Board Give No Comfort

4th October 2000

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. Deirdre Steven - Wick West Councillor is also on the case pointing out that the people in Caithness were given assurances about services in the county not long ago when the new Trusts were set up.

Although the review is about clinical matters there is deep suspicion fuelled by leaked reports about possible savings which could alleviate the budget deficit.

Again this is a front page story in the Courier this week.

[This article has been transferred here from our archives]

 

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