More than £2.8 million has been spent by NHS Highland on the delayed redesign of health and social care services in Caithness.

The figure was obtained through a freedom of information (FOI) request by a Caithness resident who wanted to know the capital cost committed so far.

Scottish Government funding for healthcare construction projects has been put on hold for at least two years, affecting the £80 million Caithness redesign and other major developments in the Highlands.

According to a response from the Scottish Government, NHS Highland had spent £2,841,027 on the Caithness redesign as of February 14.

The FOI request was made by a Caithness resident who has asked not to be named.

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