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Lesley Reflects On Decades of Caring

Three years after the birth of the NHS, Lesley Douglas embarked on her long nursing career at the Princess Margaret Rose Hospital in Edinburgh, a children’s orthopaedic hospital.  Although health was now a free service, Lesley recalls that old habits […]

Summer 2018

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Marie’s Memories of Midwifery

It was a holiday job at the age of l5 which was the precursor for Marie Goldie’s long career in nursing and midwifery. Aged just 15, she began helping out at Stirling Royal Infirmary, working in the shadow of a […]

Summer 2018

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Smear Tests For Staff

Cervical screening appointments for NHS Forth Valley and Serco staff will be available from 1st August 2018. They will be held over the next year in the colposcopy clinic on the ground floor of the Women and Children’s Unit at […]

Summer 2018

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Jean Scores A Century

Taking each day as it comes has been the secret of a long and happy life, according to a patient who recently celebrated her 100th birthday in Unit 2 at Falkirk Community Hospital. Staff helped make the day memorable for […]

Summer 2018

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RVS Say Thanks For New Cafe

A ceremony took place recently to thank the local organisations whose generous donations have helped transform the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) cafe at Stirling Community Hospital. The Friends of Stirling Community Hospital, a local charity which supports a wide range […]

Summer 2018

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Good Health Is Wealth

A timeline through the decades was just one of the ‘attractions’ at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to celebrate National Nurses Day. The theme for this year’s event was linked to the message ‘Good Health is Wealth – invest in you’ […]

Summer 2018

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On Yer Bike In Traffic

Need the confidence to cycle in traffic? Three of our staff took part in an essential cycling skills training course designed to give participants practical tips, support and the confidence to cycle in traffic. Pictured are health visitors Jacqueline MacDonald […]

Summer 2018

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Sculpt Your Body

It is fun, super quick and effective, and designed to shape and sculpt the body and lead to rapid weight loss. It’s known as Kettlercise, a fat burning workout that is a big hit with staff from Clackmannanshire and Woodlands […]

Summer 2018

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Graven Images

Gravestones may not be the usual source of inspiration for budding photographers. Indeed cemeteries are often somewhat ignored by people despite loved ones and important figures in history being buried there.  But visiting the graveyards surrounding Stirling Castle prompted theatre […]

Summer 2018

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Blind Chef Cooks Up A First

In what is believed to be the first course of its kind in Scotland, a blind chef has started to offer cookery lessons to others with sight loss or people with a learning disability.  David Black, totally blind since childhood, […]

Summer 2018

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