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Urgent answers sought on Dunbar Hospital

30th June 2017

Following information circulating within the local community that in-patient services at the Dunbar Hospital in Thurso will cease within the next 72 hours, Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson has sought an urgent clarification from NHS Highland. She has asked Chief Executive Elaine Mead to confirm whether the information is correct and if so, provide a clear explanation as to why the local community has not been consulted.

Commenting on local speculation, local councillor Matthew Reiss said, "Caithness councillors became aware that in-patient services at the Dunbar Hospital maybe at risk and face imminent closure. This is a vital community service - I am hoping that the suggestions are unfounded however NHS Highland needs to make their intentions clear. I am concerned that the local community is being left in the dark without any consultation or information."

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