The North area is part of the North & West Operational Unit within NHS Highland. The North area manages community health and social care services in Caithness and Sutherland for around 38,137 people across 7,882 square km.
We also provide some acute services, including a wide range of out-patient and in-patient services at our local hospitals. Caithness General Hospital in Wick is designated as a Rural General Hospital and has consultant-led surgical, medical and obstetric and gynaecology teams. Services available include A&E, Assessment & Rehabilitation, General Surgery, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Palliative Care, Renal Unit, CT Scanner and Theatre. A wide range of associated services are available including Day Surgery, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiography etc. There are also a wide range of visiting services from Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.
In addition there are four GP led Community Hospitals: Wick Town & County, Dunbar Hospital, Thurso, Lawson Hospital, Golspie (including the Cambusavie Unit) and Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge. As well as 17 GP practices, there is a wide range of community services including community nursing, mental health services, allied health professionals, community dental and community pharmacy.
The area has a very varied landscape from mountain to the lonely flow country and some spectacular coastal scenery, which will appeal to someone who loves the outdoor’s. This post offers the opportunity to live and work in some of the UK’s most beautiful and unspoilt countryside.
Photo courtesy of Gary Sutherland, under Creative Commons licence.