‘Mum’ Kathy Waves Goodbye

Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Kathy Devlin, who has been ‘Mum’ to many of our patients, has retired after 25 years with NHS Forth Valley and almost 40 years with the health service.  At a celebratory tea to mark her retirement colleagues […]

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Travelling Times For Monica

Former Head of Clinical Governance, Monica Inglis received a helping hand to travel during her retirement, when she was presented with euros as one of her leaving gifts. Others included a specialty gin and matching glass as well as chocolates […]

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Lynne’s Legacy

Nurse of the Year, media personality, national award winner and equality and diversity champion are just a handful of the accolades associated with Lynn Waddell, who retired recently after 40 years working within the NHS. Lynn left on a high […]

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What A Difference A Dave Made

When David McPherson left NHS Forth Valley colleagues commented on his detailed knowledge, his ability to spot things quicker than anyone else and of course his legendary wit. Dave’s creative use of language, humour and observational skills were described as […]

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Bubbles Bows Out

Staff who attended Ian Aitken’s retirement learned a few things about him which he had managed to keep under wraps during his 42 year NHS career. Most people were aware that his first role was a nursing assistant at the […]

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Caroline Passes With Flying Colours

Caroline Blackhall, who works in the sterilisation unit in Falkirk (ASDU), has become one of the first sterile services staff in Scotland to gain a degree in decontamination sciences. Caroline achieved a distinction and completed the degree on a distance […]

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New Faces

Andrea Fyfe has joined us as Director of Acute Services after moving from Monklands Hospital in Lanarkshire where she was Director of Hospital Services. Andrea began her career in nursing in Forth Valley and was part of the team behind […]

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Top Class School Nurses

Congratulations to five newly qualified school nurses in NHS Forth Valley.  Maddie Fergus, Louise Lindsay, Carrie Pearcy, Linda Rickard and Maggie Tyson have all completed the Master’s Level Specialist School Nursing Post Graduate Diploma at the University of the West […]

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Medical Honour For Forth Valley Haematologist

Consultant Haematologist, Dr Roddy Neilson, has been appointed a Queen’s Honorary Physician (QHP) by the Army. He’s believed to be the first haematologist to be appointed to this role. His appointment is in recognition of his work in haematology for […]

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Royal Recognition For Rita

One of the recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours is NHS Forth Valley’s Deputy Nurse Director, Rita Ciccu Moore, who has been awarded an MBE for services to nursing and the NHS Forth Valley Nurses Choir. Rita has worked […]

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Tissue Donation Success

Cornea donation in Forth Valley has doubled over the past year, thanks to an innovative scheme devised by an NHS Forth Valley Emergency Department doctor. Each member of staff in the Department has now been issued with a prompt card, […]

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Birthday Honour for Charlene

Congratulations to Charlene Condeco, NHS Forth Valley’s Disability Equality and Access Advisor, who was awarded a British Empire Medal in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Slamannan Parish Church and to the community in Stirlingshire. (Slamannan, Stirling […]

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