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A healthy place to live

Living in Inverness will give you the benefits of a high quality of life and a fine environment which make Inverness a healthy place to stay, work and visit.

Given its regional importance to the whole of the Highlands, city Health Services are to a high standard. In addition to the City of Inverness, the local health board - NHS Highland covers the largest and most sparsely populated part of the UK and serves a total population of over 310,000 residents. In addition, a proportion of patients are from the many tourists who visit the area .

 NHS Highland has two principal roles - to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, and to provide healthcare services for people experiencing ill health.

Raigmore Hospital in Inverness is the district general hospital and provides acute medical, surgical, maternity, gynaecological and support services as well as laboratory, pharmacy, artificial limbs and appliances and sterile services. It receives tertiary referrals in renal medicine and other specialities, offers a breast screening service and acts as host to visiting services such as plastic surgery, neurosurgery and paediatric cardiology. Raigmore Hospital is also one of Scotland’s five recognised cancer centres with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and MRI and CT scanning facilities.

For more information on who to turn to if you're ill or how to access medical services NHS Highland provide advice on their website in a number of languages.

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