Watch The Birdie

Staff, patients and visitors at the Women and Children’s Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital are able to see a host of ‘garden birds’ in the courtyard, thanks to the handiwork of pupils at Larbert High School. They have crafted […]

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Clouds Form Part of New Dementia Friendly Artworks

The thoughts of people in Central Scotland who are living with dementia have helped   formulate two digital artworks at Forth Valley Royal Hospital – one based on clouds, the other reflecting land through which dreams flow. The £15,000 project, a […]

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Open For Business

It was all hands to the deck for the opening of the new GP and Minor Injuries Centre at Stirling Health and Care Village. The week before the move, staff were busy packing and unpacking multiple boxes. Items being shifted […]

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Big Day For Bellfield

The keys to the new Bellfield Centre have been handed over. The ceremonial honour was carried out by Keiran Day, a 21 year old trainee site manager with builders Robertson, who was one of hundreds of construction staff involved in […]

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Multi Million Pound Investment To Help Cut Waiting Times

A £17 million investment in additional theatre capacity plus a new MRI scanner will help reduce waiting times at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Two new operating theatres will be opened in the next year to focus on general and orthopaedic […]

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Happy Birthday To Us

As the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, Staff News looks at some of the health heroes in NHS Forth Valley over the past seven decades and the great strides forward in treatment and technology. Retired midwife – Jean Fowler Jean […]

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In The Spotlight – Gillian Allan

Tell us a little about your current job I currently work as the Planning Team Coordinator within the Planning Department at Carseview House and have been based here for five years. We are a small team but a fabulous one. […]

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Lesley Reflects On Decades of Caring

Three years after the birth of the NHS, Lesley Douglas embarked on her long nursing career at the Princess Margaret Rose Hospital in Edinburgh, a children’s orthopaedic hospital.  Although health was now a free service, Lesley recalls that old habits […]

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Poster Girl Steps Down

Describing  herself as a ‘poster girl for opportunity in the NHS with three different careers’ Head of Organisational Development, Morag Mclaren retired recently after 41 years service. Morag began her career in the year Wings were the Christmas Number One […]

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Protecting Bright Ideas

Many of us have probably come up with a new idea that has helped improve the way we work or deliver care to our patients. But as well as making a difference, did you know your brainwave could be ‘Intellectual […]

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Prestigious Award For Reducing Animal Experiments

Neurologist Professor Malcolm Macleod, who works with NHS Forth Valley neurology and stroke services, has received a prestigious European award for his efforts to try to reduce animal experiments in laboratories to the absolute minimum. Professor Macleod’s research has earned […]

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Busy Busy

It’s been a hectic few months for our latest Chief Residents, Ruridh Allen and Adam   Williamson. Improving staff engagement by the way of trainee forums, helping management to plan and implement a programme of Clinical Development Fellows and work to […]

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