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    Default Fit's in 'e Groat 'e day?

    John O' Groat Journal headlines for January 30, 2015

    TEN jobs have been saved at HomeAid Caithness and Sutherland following two years of uncertainty for the staff. The future for the employees has been secured after it was confirmed, yesterday, that NewStart Highland will take over at the end of the month.

    TWENTY-four-hour surgical cover may not be viable at Caithness General Hospital in future - but it is an option which is being considered by NHS Highland. That was confirmed yesterday by health authority spokeswoman Maimie Thompson. Asked if Wick-based consultant surgeons could provide 24/7 cover in the longer term, she replied: "The status quo is an option albeit it may not be viable."

    PASSENGERS were left stranded after a bus from Wick to Dunbeath failed to turn up. The vehicle, due to connect with the coach for Inverness on Monday morning, did not arrive at 7.26. Around five passengers were left waiting for almost 90 minutes and some had hospital appointments, although it is believed they were not urgent.

    HOUSEHOLDERS who spent more than two days in the dark as a result of the storms which hit the far north earlier this month, are entitled to compensation. Scottish Hydro has confirmed that any of its customers who went without electricity for over 48 hours are eligible to make a claim.

    A CALL has been made for Caithness pupils to have high visibility flashes on their clothing when they are going to school in dark mornings. The plea has come from retired Hydro-Electric employee, Alistair Stephen, who feels the move would help both the youngsters and motorists.

    A SPECIAL sitting of the Scottish Parliament's public audit committee in Inverness on Monday to scrutinise the financial failings of NHS Highland, is the most damning indictment faced by a health authority in years, the deputy convener has said. Mary Scanlon, Highlands Conservative MSP, said she had never come across such a trouble-hit board in her time in the role.

    LIFEBOAT crews across Scotland rescued a record number of people in 2014 and also saved many more lives than in past years. Wick lifeboat had 15 callouts -or- shouts and rescued 14 people with Thurso lifeboat having 14 shouts and rescuing nine people.
    Last edited by Bill Fernie; 31-Jan-15 at 00:15.

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