Bid To Reduce Suicide

All NHS staff are to receive training to help reduce the number of suicides by 20% over the next four years. The move is part of a new national action plan announced by the Scottish Government which is setting up […]

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Brush Up On Children’s Rights

Health and social care staff who work with children and young people can now access a new e-learning resource to support their daily practice. Produced by Children’s Health Scotland (CHS), the online course aims to promote greater understanding of the […]

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Well Done Loch View!

The hard work and efforts of staff, patients and families at Loch View has paid off handsomely after a series of events to raise money for charity. Over the past two years these have included a garden sale, yellow fun […]

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Big Coffee Success

Staff at Board Headquarters in Carseview House were invited by Managed Clinical Network Project Officer Andrene Keith and Sexual Health/Blood Borne Virus Project Manager Ann McGregor to join them for a cuppa as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning […]

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See How Your Garden Grows

A new dementia-friendly garden has been created for patients in Ward 2 at Bo’ness Community Hospital to help them access the outdoors and enjoy some fresh air. The garden provides space for familiar activities such as digging, potting, flowers, walking […]

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Handmade for Dementia

Patients in Ward A32 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital have now got something special up their sleeves, with colourful cannula sleeves fashioned by Senior Staff Nurse Donna Marie Marshall. Her knitting and crocheting prowess was inspired after a woman from […]

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Now Wash Your Hands

These youngsters at Kippen Primary School enjoyed a lesson on the importance of hand washing under the watchful eye of Senior Specialist Health Protection Nurse Victoria McDonald. The children really enjoyed placing their hands, complete with glitter bug gel, into […]

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Man of Action

Described by colleagues as ‘a man of action and many interests’, Consultant Paediatrician John Schulga celebrated his retirement after 20 years with NHS Forth Valley. He is pictured with his retirement cake, decorated with tools of the trade including scissors […]

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Getting Better – Increase In Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction with hospital care continues to rise within NHS Forth Valley. The latest national inpatient experience survey, published annually by the Scottish Government, found 82% of patients rated their overall care and treatment as good or excellent. This is […]

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Work Starts On Doune Health Centre

Work is now underway to construct a new health centre for Doune following the signing of the official contract. A ceremonial sod-cutting took place to mark the occasion and the £2.7 million development is expected to be operational in 2019. […]

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More Homely Surroundings

Mums-to-be can now give birth in more homely surroundings following the development of a new Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU) at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The midwife-led facility sits within the existing Women and Children’s Unit and rooms have been refurbished […]

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Team Scores A Winner

A Falkirk-based mental health football team, run in partnership with NHS Forth Valley, Caledonia Services and Stenhousemuir Football Club, has won the Best Community Football for All prize at the 2018 Scottish FA Central region’s Grassroots Awards The Team, which […]

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