Improving Hip Fracture Care

The orthopaedic team at NHS Forth Valley has gained the accolade of the most improved unit in Scotland for treating patients with hip fractures. The award was presented at the national hip fracture meeting in Glasgow following a national audit. […]

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Eye Opening Worlds First

In what’s believed to be a world first, a system pioneered by NHS Forth Valley in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde has led to an eye examination being streamed live between Edinburgh and London using 5G broadband. The link […]

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Celebrating One Year of OPAT

A new service which administers intravenous antibiotics to patients with infections on an outpatient basis so they don’t have to be admitted to hospital, has chalked up considerable success in its first year of operation. Hospital admissions have been reduced […]

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A Timely Reminder

Staff across NHS Forth Valley are being reminded of the importance of ensuring patients with Parkinson’s disease get their medication on time thanks to a generous donation. When Jim and Nessie Cowie from Airth celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary earlier […]

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Focus On Staff Support Services

Difficulties at work or life changing events at home such as bereavement and breakups can leave you struggling to cope and could affect your health, wellbeing, your relationships and your work. The good news is that two staff support services […]

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That’s What Friends Are For

Around a dozen friends rallied together to organise an Afternoon Tea after one of their group successfully completed chemotherapy for the third time since a lymphoma diagnosis in 2010.  They raised a staggering £2,300 for the Oncology Unit following a […]

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Family Say Thank You For The Outstanding Level of Care

A Larbert family who have all worked for the NHS presented gifts to two wards in NHS Forth Valley as a thank you for the care of their mother Kitty. Sisters Amanda Murray and Lorraine Donnelly popped into Unit 1 […]

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Positive Feedback For Psychiatry Training

Significant improvements in training for medical staff working in psychiatry have been recorded following a quality management visit by the Scotland Deanery. The senior team were described as supportive and accessible, and the department has been issued with a good […]

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Race For Life

Staff from the Children’s Ward, together with their families, donned their running shoes to raise money for Race for Life which was held in Callander Park, Falkirk. Their original target of £200 was quickly surpassed and ended up reaching around […]

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Reduce Your Risks of Cervical Cancer

Did you know that smoking doesn’t only affect your lungs, but in women, it also affects the cells in the cervix?  In fact you are twice as likely to develop cervical cancer than those who do not smoke due to […]

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Welcome Aboard

A very warm welcome to all our newly qualified nurses, pictured at a recent Induction Day at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

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In Tune With Patients

We are looking for volunteers, including members of staff, to play pianos which have just been placed in wards and public areas across our hospitals. The digital pianos have been installed in Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre, Falkirk Community Hospital, Forth […]

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