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Scottish Government 'extremely concerned' about claims care homes in England are being prioritised for PPE

14 April 2020
Scottish Government 'extremely concerned' about claims care homes in England are being prioritised for PPE

Scottish Government 'extremely concerned' about claims care homes in England are being prioritised for PPE

14 April 2020

The Scottish Government is investigating allegations England is being prioritised for deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) to care homes.


Highland economy could bounce back in event of lockdown shorter than three months, argues economist

10 April 2020
Highland economy could bounce back in event of lockdown shorter than three months, argues economist

Highland economy could bounce back in event of lockdown shorter than three months, argues economist

10 April 2020

THE Highland economy has a good chance of recovery if the coronavirus lock-down does not last longer than three months, a top economist has suggested.


Highland Council closes 15 beauty spot car parks across the region to discourage visitors

09 April 2020
Highland Council closes 15 beauty spot car parks across the region to discourage visitors

Highland Council closes 15 beauty spot car parks across the region to discourage visitors

09 April 2020

Local authority calls on people to stay at home and save lives throughout the Covid-19 pandemic


Scottish charities to get share of £60 million as chancellor unveils new aid package

08 April 2020
Scottish charities to get share of £60 million as chancellor unveils new aid package

Scottish charities to get share of £60 million as chancellor unveils new aid package

08 April 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised £750 million of funding for the charity sector across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.


16 coronavirus deaths in the NHS Highland area, official statistics confirm

08 April 2020
16 coronavirus deaths in the NHS Highland area, official statistics confirm

16 coronavirus deaths in the NHS Highland area, official statistics confirm

08 April 2020

A total of 16 people have died of coronavirus in the NHS Highland area, according to new data from the National Records of Scotland.


Highland GP welcomes appointment of interim chief medical officer

06 April 2020
Highland GP welcomes appointment of interim chief medical officer

Highland GP welcomes appointment of interim chief medical officer

06 April 2020

Dr Iain Kennedy said Dr Smith 'cares deeply about patients and our NHS'


First Minister warns the 'worst is still to come' over Covid-19 crisis

06 April 2020
First Minister warns the 'worst is still to come' over Covid-19 crisis

First Minister warns the 'worst is still to come' over Covid-19 crisis

06 April 2020

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the trend over the past 10 days is of a 'rapid increase' in Covid-19 cases


Scotland's chief medical resigns after breaking her own official guidance

06 April 2020
Scotland's chief medical resigns after breaking her own official guidance

Scotland's chief medical resigns after breaking her own official guidance

06 April 2020

The chief medical officer of Scotland Dr Catherine Calderwood has resigned from the government after twice travelling to her second home.


Police have power to close businesses as coronavirus battle ramped up

05 April 2020
Police have power to close businesses as coronavirus battle ramped up

Police have power to close businesses as coronavirus battle ramped up

05 April 2020

Businesses and the public in Scotland are now required by law to follow necessary social distancing measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.


Safety assurances over NHS respirators over expiry date

05 April 2020
Safety assurances over NHS respirators over expiry date

Safety assurances over NHS respirators over expiry date

05 April 2020

An additional 1.5 million protective respirators have been brought back into use despite recently passing their expiry date.


First Minister speaks about emotional impact of coronavirus and lockdown

05 April 2020
First Minister speaks about emotional impact of coronavirus and lockdown

First Minister speaks about emotional impact of coronavirus and lockdown

05 April 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken about the emotional impact that Covid-19 has had on her.


NHS Highland agrees to bullying compensation in landmark moment

05 April 2020
NHS Highland agrees to bullying compensation in landmark moment

NHS Highland agrees to bullying compensation in landmark moment

05 April 2020

NHS Highland has agreed to a comprehensive programme of compensation and support for victims of bullying.


Scotland to ramp-up Covid-19 testing by the end of month

03 April 2020
Scotland to ramp-up Covid-19 testing by the end of month

Scotland to ramp-up Covid-19 testing by the end of month

03 April 2020

Scotland is to ramp up capacity for testing for Covid-19 after the largest rise yet in the number of confirmed cases and deaths due to the infection.


NHS Highland urges people not to become complacent about social distancing

03 April 2020
NHS Highland urges people not to become complacent about social distancing

NHS Highland urges people not to become complacent about social distancing

03 April 2020

The board medical director Dr Boyd Peters is encouraging people to adhere to guidance, saying it helps stop the spread of Covid-19


Highland MSP on his efforts to live normally while still engaging in 'politics from home'

03 April 2020
Highland MSP on his efforts to live normally while still engaging in 'politics from home'

Highland MSP on his efforts to live normally while still engaging in 'politics from home'

03 April 2020

Conservative Edward Mountain said having a daily routine and making the effort to contact friends, colleagues and staff helps being on lock down


New health body appoints former Highland Council chief executive

03 April 2020
New health body appoints former Highland Council chief executive

New health body appoints former Highland Council chief executive

03 April 2020

The former chief executive of Highland Council has been appointed to a new agency aimed at reforming the approach to the nation’s health challenges.


First Minister says thousands of new NHS beds will be made available for Covid-19 patients

02 April 2020
First Minister says thousands of new NHS beds will be made available for Covid-19 patients

First Minister says thousands of new NHS beds will be made available for Covid-19 patients

02 April 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says NHS Scotland intends to quadruple the number of available intensive care unit beds.


Council's coronavirus helpline gets 1400 calls in its first week

02 April 2020
Council's coronavirus helpline gets 1400 calls in its first week

Council's coronavirus helpline gets 1400 calls in its first week

02 April 2020

Staff at Highland Council’s dedicated Covid-19 helpline have dealt with more than 1600 calls since it went live last Wednesday afternoon.


Dingwall's Clydesdale bank branch gets a stay of execution amid the Covid-19 pandemic

01 April 2020
Dingwall's Clydesdale bank branch gets a stay of execution amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Dingwall's Clydesdale bank branch gets a stay of execution amid the Covid-19 pandemic

01 April 2020

The branch had been earmarked for closure in what was the latest blow to local businesses seeking banking facilities


Mental health specialist contracted to provide support to stressed NHS Highland employees during coronavirus outbreak

01 April 2020
Mental health specialist contracted to provide support to stressed NHS Highland employees during coronavirus outbreak

Mental health specialist contracted to provide support to stressed NHS Highland employees during coronavirus outbreak

01 April 2020

In the wake of bullying allegations NHS Highland had been involved in tendering to appoint specialist assistance for its employee-support programme.


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