Raigmore Hospital is asking drivers to think about “cutting the car miles” to reduce pressure on parking at the Inverness hospital. NHS Highland has installed signs asking drivers to switch from their car to walking, cycling, lift-sharing or using public transport. The signs ask drivers to “cut the car miles” and point out benefits including reduced parking stress, helping the NHS by leaving a space for others and to reach zero carbon targets.
Sign of the times as NHS Highland asks drivers to consider alternative transport to reduce pressure on Raigmore Hospital car park and improve physical and mental health
Next time you're parking at Raigmore Hospital you might notice that the car park looks a little different as NHS Highland is asking drivers to think about cutting the car miles. New signs have been installed asking drivers to switch from their car to walking, cycling, lift-sharing or using public transport, as part of measures to reduce pressure on parking.
NHS services across the north and north east are to benefit from a share of £3million to fund long Covid projects. The Scottish Government funding has been split across NHS boards and will go towards improving the care and support available for people suffering with prolonged after effects of the virus.
WATCH: New state-of-the art National Treatment Centre in Inverness will be like nothing patients and staff have traditionally experienced, says NHS Highland chief executive Pam Dudek
Patients treated at the new £42 million treatment centre being developed by NHS Highland will stay in rooms like they have never experienced before. That is one of the messages from NHS Highland chief executive Pam Dudek in a newly-released film about the benefits the new National Treatment Centre Highland will offer to patients and staff.
Donald Graham raises £5500 for the Highland Urology Centre at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and Prostate Scotland by organising a sleep out at Nairn County's Station Park ground
Staff from the Highland Urology Centre at Raigmore Hospital have been able to say thank you in person to a patient who raised more than £2750 for the department. Donald Graham, from Nairn, wanted to give something back to the department after they supported him following his prostate cancer diagnosis.
Faye Ferguson was wished luck by her employers online as she prepares to take to the stage this Friday for Strictly Inverness. Her and partner James Mackenzie have been training for five months now in aid of the charity competition raising money for the Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice Centre.
HEALTH MATTERS: NHS Highland busier than before pandemic as it looks to public to help shape future services
From the beginning of this month, the NHS in Scotland is no longer on an emergency footing. This is good news, of course – it means that, while Covid is still very much with us, we have developed the systems and defences we need to be able to respond.
The cabinet secretary for health and social care, Humza Yousaf, officially opened the new Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital earlier today. The Aviemore hospital, which opened to patients in September 2021, is one of two new NHS Highland community hospitals. The other project was on Skye.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf, officially opened the new £20m Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital today. The Aviemore hospital, which opened to patients in September 2021, is one of two new NHS Highland community hospitals in a £40million project. Professor Boyd Robertson, NHS Highland chairman, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Cabinet Secretary to Highland to officially open the new Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital.
NHS Highland is urging as many people as possible to come forward for their Covid spring booster jab when invited to do so. Dr Tim Allison, the director of public health, pointed out that ensuring high levels of vaccination across all age groups is important in controlling the virus.
Covid 'spring booster' campaign by NHS Highland reveals plans for Invergordon, Tain, Strathpeffer, Dingwall, the Black Isle, Ullapool, Gairloch, Lochcarron and Achtilbuie
THE Spring Booster campaign is continuing across NHS Highland with more clinics added for May. NHS Highland is now carrying out Covid vaccinations for those eligible for the Spring Booster, over 75s and the immunosuppressed as well as young people aged 5-11. The majority will be invited by letter to attend for their vaccination and residents are asked to look out for a blue envelope arriving through the door.
KATHERINE SUTTON: NHS Covid emergency over but service is not out of the woods yet warns an Inverness chief officer
FROM the beginning of this month, the NHS in Scotland is no longer on an emergency footing. This is good news, of course – it means that, while Covid is still very much with us, we have developed the systems and defences we need to be able to respond.
Two clinics for spring boosters to safeguard against Covid-19 will be held in the strath later this month. The vaccination programme is continuing across NHS Highland with more clinics added for May and June. The next sessions will be at Aviemore Community Centre on May 20 from 9am to 3pm and then Inverallan Hall in Grantown on May 23 from 9.30am to 3pm.
The spring booster campaign is continuing across NHS Highland with more clinics added throughout Sutherland in May and June. The health board are now carrying out vaccinations for those eligible for the spring booster, the over 75s and the immunosuppressed. They will also be carrying out vaccinations for children aged 5-11.
A ward at Caithness General Hospital has been closed to new admissions due to a norovirus outbreak. Bignold Ward has been shut by NHS Highland temporarily after a number of patients presented symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting. New admissions are being turned away from the ward as staff work to contain the outbreak.
Nairn community councils pile pressure on NHS Highland to restore immunisations to Nairn Healthcare Centre, rather than Nairn Community & Arts Centre, after initial furore over plan to divert spring vaccines to Inverness Eastgate Shopping Centre
Pressure is mounting on NHS Highland to reverse a decision to use the Nairn Community & Arts Centre for any future Covid immunisation and to use the Nairn Healthcare Centre (NHC) instead. In an 11th hour change of heart, the board moved spring Covid booster jabs from Inverness’s Eastgate Shopping Centre to the community centre.
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) to fund specialist community respiratory nurse for NHS Highand
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is giving £53,000 to fund the post to alleviate pressure on NHS Highland and improve lung disease care. It is part of a £300,000 funding package announced by the charity to support partnership projects in four health boards. The investment will fund new roles to work with the NHS to better co-ordinate efforts to keep people happy and healthy at home and reduce NHS pressures through its Hospital to Home services.
Health boards in the north and north-east benefit from £200,000 in funding to improve lung disease care
NHS Highland and NHS Grampian are to benefit from more than £200,000 in funding to help alleviate pressures on respiratory departments. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is distributing £300,000 to four Scottish health boards in a bid to help improve lung disease care across the country.
Patients living in the Kyle area are being given the option to have their spring booster administered more locally at clinics being run by Kyle Pharmacy, which is based within the village. The clinics, which will take place during May, are available to all those who have been invited for their spring Covid booster (over 75s) who live in or near the Kyle area.
Scottish Water have advised that tap water is now safe to drink, after residents in Lochinver, Inverkirky and Achmelvich had been told to boil water before use over the weekend. An alert was raised on the evening of Friday May 6 when a burst water main at Lochinver water treatment works prompted a potential risk to public health for residents in postcodes IV27 4L* and IV27 4J*.