A mental health campaign started by a Highland resident has attracted widespread public support within only a week of starting. Emma Roddick, who lives in the city, started a petition last week calling for NHS24 to add a mental health option to its telephone menu and has already attracted almost 2,500 signatures.
Significant activity is underway to transform Scotland's healthcare system, but a number of crucial building blocks still need to be put in place. Audit Scotland's annual review of the NHS says staff are committed and overall patient satisfaction is high.
98.1% of respondents consider the area within 15 minutes' walk of their home to be ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ safe compared to 96.7% the previous year. In comparison, 86% of the younger age group felt safe.
Bill ‘Wing' Munro the Coxswain for the RNLI Thurso lifeboat will retire on Thursday 26th October having served at the station for almost 48 years. Wing Munro, 65, has served on the crew of the Thurso lifeboat for 47 years, 9 months and as full-time Coxswain for just under 16 years.
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.
Do you have an idea that will make Caithness a better place for everyone? Do you need up to £1,500.00 to put your idea into action? If your answer is YES then ‘YOUR CASH YOUR CAITHNESS' is the opportunity for you to make your project happen. Deadline for applications is Sunday 3rd December 2017.
Befriending Caithness is a free service which is being offered to older people in the area who are feeling isolated or lonely. We accept referrals from health professionals, voluntary organisations, families, friends and also self referrals.
A few photos of some of the stalls and participants at the Health and well being day held in Pulteney Centre, Wick. A few links with our photos to web sites for information if you did not manage along to pick up leaflets etc.
JUST ENTERPRISE/FIRSTPORT - 2 FREE WORKSHOPS IN WICK Monday 23 October - Telford House, Williamson Street, Wick Planning & Delivery 10.30am - 12.30pm Branding & Marketing 1pm - 3pm Full details and how to book can be found on the website These workshops are FREE and places are still available..
See poster for details..
Long shot here but I'm desperately trying to locate a old go kart that I sold a few years ago. A lad from Caithness bought this kart along with two other karts.
JOSEPH KENNETH 'KEN' BUTLER. Born 14.05.1939 at Warrington- Died 05.10.2017 at Thurso Caithness .
Caithness Voluntary Group. Basic Food Hygiene Course, Telford House, Wick.
The above panel have been working over the last few years to build a website which would benefit people living in and visiting Caithness, in relation to visiting/using "accessible" services for people with disabilities. http://www.caithnessaccesspanel.co.uk/ We are now at the stage that we need information of local businesses that provide services to the public to input onto our website.
Caithness Heart Support Group handed over the latest equipment it has funded, to the medical practices at Wick GP surgeries. Accepting an ECG machine from group member Janice Macgregor (right front) is Pearson practice nurse Shirley Macleod.
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.
THE county's second Health and Wellbeing Market is taking place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday, 21st October 2017. There will be 23 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed in Caithness.
Thursday 26th October 2017 7.30pm Mr C's Bar, Thurso What is SOUP? A Crowdfunding initiative for Community Groups or people looking for start up Business or Project costs. The idea is to provide an evening of food (SOUP) and entertainment for an entrance fee, groups will present their project, the audience vote on which they feel is the best and the winner takes home the proceeds of the evening to help them get going on their project.
Boccia Group meets monthly on Saturdays - date varies..
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.