Highlands & Islands

NHS board defends hospitals' maternity complaint record

NHS Highland has defended the record of its hospitals' maternity units following a series of complaints.

A newspaper report highlighted almost 50 allegations made in the last five years which were released under a freedom of information request.

They cover Raigmore Hospital, Oban's Lorn and Islands, Caithness General and the Belford Hospital.

NHS Highland medical director Dr Ian Bashford said hospitals do not always get everything right.

He added that the complaints were being taken seriously.

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