Developments & Innovations

KIS In Cars

When the shutters come down, offices are locked and phones transferred, it’s the GP Out-of-Hours service that takes the reins together with NHS 24, to care for Forth Valley’s 280,000 patients in the evenings and overnight. A group of doctors, […]

Spring 2014

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Excellence Maintained

The Clackmannanshire Integrated Mental Health Service – a partnership between NHS Forth Valley and Clackmannanshire Council – has again been recognised for its excellence. Following a two day inspection which included meeting staff in all parts of the service and […]

Spring 2014

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Boost for Dementia Day Room

A dementia ward at Forth Valley Royal Hospital is £433 richer, thanks to a fundraising and information session in the hospital foyer to celebrate World Alzheimers Day. The event was organised by Bob Ness, chairman of the Friends of Forth […]

Winter 2013

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Giving Birth to Creativity

The wraps are off! Prototypes for art work on the walls of the 16 labour suites at Forth Valley Royal Hospital have just arrived from America, courtesy of Ava Blitz, a visual artist who’s commissions include a huge mosaic wall […]

Winter 2013

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One Stop Service for Frail Elderly

One of the last duties undertaken by Public Health Director Dr Anne Maree Wallace, before she retired, was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Red Cross. Although not a contractual agreement, the document promises a wide range […]

Winter 2013

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New Life-saving Scans Introduced

Sonographers have begun a new male screening programme which could save lives. Heather McLeod is pictured at Stirling Community Hospital with Clifford Deans from Doune, the first Forth Valley patient to be checked for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Mr Deans […]

Winter 2013

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Pioneering Work Leads to Safer Deliveries

The work of one of our staff, Sister Midwife Debbie Forbes, has led to improved safety for women and their unborn babies. Debbie, who works in the maternity department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has developed new ways of regulating […]

Winter 2013

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Healthy Relationships

Young adults with learning disabilities are being helped to explore relationship issues, thanks to the work of our health promotion staff and Central Sexual Health. Led by Senior Health Promotion Officer Pamela Vannan, Community Sexual Health Educator Joanne Barrie and […]

Winter 2013

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Red Cross to The Rescue

One of the last duties undertaken by Public Health Director Dr Anne Maree Wallace, before she retired, was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Red Cross. Although not a contractual agreement, the document promises a wide range […]

Winter 2013

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Putting Patients First

The new buzzword “ person-centredness “ is officially defined as “the standard of care that ensures the patient is at the centre of delivery.” For people like our Communications Manager Kate Fawcett, who does not have a clinical background, it […]

Winter 2013

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