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Angela Reaches the Top

Director of Nursing, Angela Wallace, is feeling on top of the world, after reaching the summit of Kilamanjaro and personally raising £6,357 for Macmillan Cancer Support. At 19,340 feet, Kilamanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent. Although requiring […]

Spring 2014

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Mentoring In Malawi

Ever thought about VSO? Oncology Triage Project Nurse Fiona Galbraith had wanted to volunteer since qualifying in the 1990’s. Ambition now achieved, she offers these reflections on her experience as Clinical Instructor in Trinity College of Nursing and Midwifery in […]

Spring 2014

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Gregor Takes Control

Former police officer Gregor McFarlane is back on the beat again – but this time he’s advising people, rather than sticking to the letter of the law. For Gregor has been as NHS Forth Valley’s new tobacco control officer and […]

Spring 2014

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In Memory Of Shona

Many of the staff at Board headquarters decided not to send Christmas cards last December but to give money instead in memory of a well kent colleague Shona Moore, who died earlier in the year after a long battle with […]

Spring 2014

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Healthcare Science

Quality Is The Key The NHS Forth Valley medical physics team, who were nominated for a National Healthcare Science award, have once again been successful in attaining BSI accreditation. Investment in staff training has seen them taking on additional equipment […]

Spring 2014

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160 Years of Care

The emergency department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has said goodbye to four emergency nurse practitioners, who between them notched up 160 years with the health service. Jackie Banks, Sheena Hastie, Anne McCulloch and May Forsyth (pictured left-to-right) all retired […]

Spring 2014

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Board Members Bow Out

Two non-executive members of the NHS Forth Valley Board have stepped down after eight years in office. Vice Chairman, Dr Vicki Nash, is pictured receiving flowers from Charitable Arts and Wellbeing Co-ordinator Babs McCool, following her final meeting as chair […]

Spring 2014

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Helping Save Lives

A cup of tea and a biscuit is helping to save lives, according to Staff Nurse Barbara Page who works with drug users and their families. Barbara has become something of a champion in distributing a medication called Naloxone which […]

Spring 2014

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Paddling for Gold

If you can’t beat them, join them. An old adage perhaps, but one which proved to be particularly fortuitous for Emergency Consultant Mrs Ursula Mackintosh who is now a world class kayaker. She decided to dip her toe into the […]

Winter 2013

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Stairway to Heaven!

After a hard fought game, a team of NHS Forth Valley staff lost on penalties in the final of the Casualty Cup, an annual charity football tournament between emergency departments in the national health service. The event took place at […]

Winter 2013

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