Elizabeth Farewell To Ward B32

There was a huge turnout to celebrate the retirement of Elizabeth Ramage, Senior Charge Nurse in Ward B12 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, who, over her 38 years with the NHS, has cared for thousands of patients. Elizabeth began her […]

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Cruising Towards Retirement

Secretarial supervisor in orthopaedics, Beth Swan, has waved goodbye to an NHS career lasting 43 years and is embarking on a new journey in her retirement, going on cruises with her husband Jack. Beth began working in Bellsdyke Hospital and […]

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Dance On Alison

James Taylor, the Rolling Stones and the Eagles –  just a few of Alison Richmond-Ferns  ‘Favourite Things’   And it was to the sound of “Brown Sugar” that pictures of Alison’s career with NHS Forth Valley  were shown on the big […]

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Making The Most of Free Time

A ‘weel kent’ face in NHS Forth Valley, Staff Bank Service Manager Carol-Anne Cook, has taken early retirement after 39 years service with the NHS. Carol-Anne joined the health service as a nursing assistant, was a student nurse and qualified […]

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New Personal Best In Ultimate Challenge

Violence and aggression trainer Bryan Grome clocked up a new personal best in the 55k Dunoon Ultra Marathon, crossing the finishing line in 6hrs, 38mins and 8secs. His time saw him placed 66th out of a field of 200 runners. […]

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Beating Eating Disorders

Consultant psychiatrist Stephen Anderson went on the run through Glencoe recently to raise money for the charity BEAT which puts eating disorders into the spotlight. The tough Glencoe Marathon is an off-road trail with a total climb of 1608 metres […]

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Golden First For Forth Valley Royal

The environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has presented Forth Valley Royal Hospital with a Gold level National Award for Environmental Excellence® – the first hospital to receive the highest possible accreditation. The accolade recognises the continued commitment of NHS Forth […]

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Cared For By Carrianne

Among the finalists at this year’s Butterfly Awards, which aims to recognise those who provide support following the loss of a baby, was NHS Forth Valley midwife Carrianne McPherson. Carrianne was nominated for the Midwife of the Year category by […]

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The Big Switch

The giant task of switching from paper health records to electronic in our outpatients departments earned local staff an invitation to the UK Public Sector Paperless Awards where they were finalists in the Paperlite Project of the Year Category. This […]

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Glittering Achievement

NHS Forth Valley’s Equality and Diversity Manager, Lynn Waddell, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Diversity Awards. Attended by 400 guests, the glittering event organised by The Herald and GenAnalytics, showcased companies, organisations and individuals across […]

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Knees Up

More help could be on the way for people with knee problems, thanks to a £75,000 award from the Health Foundation, which has been given to NHS Forth Valley, working in partnership with Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care […]

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Research Success

The NHS Forth Valley Research and Development Committee hosted a very successful Research Day in the Learning Centre at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Speakers included Ricky Verrall, Head of the Chief Scientist Office, and Raymond Hamill, R&D Manager from NHS […]

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