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High Noon At Caithness General - Monday 15 December

6th December 2003

An unusual site in Caithness is to take place on Monday 15 December at 12 Noon when a demonstration organised by The League of Friends will take place outside the Caithness General Hospital. The demonstration (a rare thing in Caithness) is to show the strength of feeling about the possibility of downgrading the Maternity services in the county.

The demo will coincide with the visit of Professor Calder and his team to Caithness where many people have objected to the fact that he will fly in and not use an ambulance from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness to get a true picture of the journey required by pregnant mothers should they require to go south due to lack of facilities in a downgraded unit in Caithness.

With feelings running high and organisations and individuals coming from Thurso and other parts this could be one of the biggest protests on the streets of Wick for quite a few years.

Meanwhile Convenor David Flear is still gathering in letters and emails on the subject to present as evidence as to local feelings on this matter.

 

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