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Derek Retires With A Smile

A man whose work to reduce dental decay has led to thousands of local children being spared unnecessary anaesthetics and extractions over the years has retired from NHS Forth Valley. Consultant in Dental Health, Derek Richards, who enjoys a worldwide […]

Summer 2019

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Student Nurses Say Thank You

Student nurses at the University of Stirling said a big thank you to our nursing staff for providing exceptional support and advice throughout their degree course. They nominated 164 nurses from various departments including mental health, acute, care homes and […]

Spring 2019

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M Is For Makaton & Mummy!

Signing in Makaton has led to several TV and radio appearances for NHS Forth Valley’s Linda Macleod, and more media exposure could be in the pipeline. But as NHS Forth Valley’s Makaton Co-ordinator explained to Staff News, her success is […]

Spring 2019

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Full Speed Ahead To Retirement For Gerald

After clocking up almost a quarter of a million miles in his long career with NHS Forth Valley, Transport Manager Gerald Ferrie has retired. With nearly 40 years’ service under his bonnet, Gerald started in 1980 as General Services Manager […]

Spring 2019

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Ouch! Gary Learns The Hard Way

Another type of hair removal also raised a substantial amount for charity, £660 for Srathcarron Hospice. But it was a more painful experience for Gary Bennison, Clerical Officer in Radiology Appointments. Whilst on a tea break he scoffed at the […]

Spring 2019

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Brave The Shave For Cancer Support

Three nursing assistants in Ward B11 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital recently braved the shave to raise £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Barbara Spiers, Lorrayne Smith and Irene Addison had their locks shorn in front of a large crowd in […]

Spring 2019

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Chris Opens The Box On Retirement

As retirements go, it was something of a surprise – a large cardboard box! But a peep inside revealed a cornucopia of goodies much loved by the recipient, Consultant Neurologist, Dr Chris Neumann who discovered amongst other items, champagne, his […]

Spring 2019

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Not Quite Goodbye To Pioneering Surgeon

Consultant General Surgeon, Aijaz Jabbar, known for his pioneering ideas and practice, has retired as a consultant but is returning to NHS Forth Valley to help with waiting times. Dr Henry Robb, Associate Medical Director for the Surgical Directorate and […]

Winter 2018/19

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Elizabeth Farewell To Ward B32

There was a huge turnout to celebrate the retirement of Elizabeth Ramage, Senior Charge Nurse in Ward B12 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, who, over her 38 years with the NHS, has cared for thousands of patients. Elizabeth began her […]

Winter 2018/19

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Cruising Towards Retirement

Secretarial supervisor in orthopaedics, Beth Swan, has waved goodbye to an NHS career lasting 43 years and is embarking on a new journey in her retirement, going on cruises with her husband Jack. Beth began working in Bellsdyke Hospital and […]

Winter 2018/19

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