|Council areas||Highland, Argyll and Bute|
|Size||32,500 square kilometres (12,500 sq mi)|
|Hospitals||List of hospitals in Scotland|
|Website||NHS Highland website|
NHS Highland is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. Geographically, it is the largest Health Board, covering an area of 32,500 km² from Kintyre in the south-west to Caithness in the north-east, serving a population of 300,000 people. It directly employs over 10,500 people and there are also around 1,000 primary care staff in the region.
On April 1, 2006, NHS Highland took over responsibility for part of the former NHS Argyll and Clyde region (corresponding approximately to the Argyll and Bute council area), the other part of which was transferred to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
In April 2012, NHS Highland became the lead agency responsible for Adult Social Care services in the area covered by the Highland Council.
NHS Highland is composed of one specialist services unit and four Community Health Partnerships:
- North Highland — based in Wick
- Mid Highland — based in Invergordon
- South and East Highland — based in Inverness
- Argyll and Bute — based in Oban and Lochgilphead
- List of hospitals in Scotland (NHS Highland section)
NHS Highland is responsible for a number of different types of hospital.
There is a large district general hospital:
- Raigmore Hospital in Inverness
There are 3 rural general hospitals:
There are also a number of community hospitals:
- The Mackinnon Memorial Hospital in Broadford on Skye staffed by rural practitioners and serves Skye and Lochalsh
- Nairn Town and County Hospital in Nairn
- Ross Memorial Hospital in Dingwall
- County Hospital in Invergordon
- Lawson Memorial Hospital in Golspie
- Migdale Hospital in Bonar Bridge
- Cowal Community Hospital in Dunoon
There is a psychiatric hospital:
- New Craigs Hospital in Inverness
- NHS Highland official website