Richard’s Perfect Timing

Forty years to the day that Richard Green started as a student nurse in Falkirk District Royal Infirmary, he was celebrating his retirement and preparing to head to Spain for a well-deserved holiday. Richard worked first in urology and then […]

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Don’t Suffer In Silence

Clinical Co-ordinator Cathy Johnston has been awarded first prize in a poetry competition, with an entry based on her personal experience of burn-out at work. Cathy, who’s been employed in NHS Forth Valley for more than 20 years, wanted to […]

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One Good Turn Deserves Another

For many years, Jim and Kirsteen Hardie (Team Hardie) worked within the Physiotherapy Department in NHS Forth Valley, between them treating tens of thousands of patients. Sadly they are no longer able to work because of ill health. However, thanks […]

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Evelyn’s Blown Away

Blown away – that’s how Evelyn Hadden, Primary Care Contracts Manager, described the vast array of gifts and cards she received when she retired on 29th September 2017 after 40 years NHS service. Evelyn started working in the Primary Care […]

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Tackling A Taboo Subject

A specialist team who have helped improve the quality of life for hundreds of Forth Valley women suffering incontinence after childbirth have been awarded the prestigious William Cullen Prize by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). The multi-disciplinary […]

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Dementia Project Is A Winner

A project to provide a better experience for dementia patients in Forth Valley Royal Hospital won the Acute Care category at Scotland’s Dementia Awards. The project focuses on increasing the number of patients transferred to inpatient wards before 8pm, and […]

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New Hope For Mental Health

A new six-bedded inpatient unit, known as Hope House, which is exclusively for women, has opened at Bellsdyke Hospital. The unit is housed within Trystview, which underwent a redesign to create a light, bright, modern and airy environment for patients. […]

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Nevis Together

Congratulations to our community mental health staff who scaled the heights of Ben Nevis to raise money for local mental health charity Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health (FDAMH). Climbers Alison Aitken, Chris Mulraney, Hilary Hunter, Tracey Martin and […]

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Off To A Flying Start

Flying Start, the national development programme for all newly-qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, has been officially launched in NHS Forth Valley. The NHS Education for Scotland work-based programme is designed to develop confidence, increase skills and leadership ability, […]

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Record Your Thanks

Working in the NHS not only brings rewards in terms of patient care, but people often want to express their gratitude to staff by handing over gifts or providing hospitality.  In addition, employees are sometimes invited by pharmaceutical companies to […]

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Date For Your Diary – Monday 9 April 2018

NHS Forth Valley is on track for a ‘whole organisation go-live’ date for the iMatter questionnaire. This will take place on Monday 9th April 2018, and we will continue to hold one every year on or around this date. The […]

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Investing In Our People Update

Investing in People (IIP) assessments were carried out in Acute Services in June 2016 and within Community Services in 2017 to maintain the Silver Standard and help achieve a Gold Standard by 2018. The organisation also underwent Year 1 of […]

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