Small Changes Save Money

Bright ideas from staff have helped save money and deliver services more efficiently. These include saving made from purchasing different medical supplies, reductions in GP prescribing costs and changes to the way we organise and deliver services. Collectively, they have […]

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A Mark of Quality

The oncology department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been recognised for the high level of support and care they give to people affected by cancer. Staff have been awarded the prestigious Macmillan Quality Environmental Mark (MQEM) and former department […]

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NHS Credit Union Turns 15

The NHS Credit Union has just celebrated its 15th birthday in fine style. The organisation’s Annual General Meeting heard that membership, loans and savings were all at record levels. And members are to share in a dividend payment of over […]

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The Great Valentine’s Bake Off

Love sweet love was all around for the Great Valentine’s Bake Off on the ground floor of the Women and Children’s Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The baking skills of paediatric secretary Fiona Sinclair produced this wonderful cake for […]

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Watch the Birdie

The children’s ward at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has a new look – thanks to a makeover which includes bird boxes for children to peer into, and the chance to spot hidden nests in corridors en route to theatre. It’s […]

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Supporting the Fight Against Breast Cancer

NHS Forth Valley has joined an innovative bra recycling scheme to help raise funds to fight breast cancer. The scheme, which is run by the national charity Against Breast Cancer, provides eye-catching pink bra banks in a number of locations […]

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One Hundred Blinks

Staff leaving Forth Valley Royal Hospital were amazed to see the faces of some of their colleagues projected onto the front of the building which, for one night only, became a giant cinema screen. Showing was a film ‘One Hundred […]

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Midwives Provide a Winning Service

Congratulations to the maternity team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital who were awarded the Mothercare ‘Maternity Service of the Year’ at the prestigious Royal College of Midwifery Awards in London. The team were originally shortlisted along with two other maternity […]

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Paddling for Gold

If you can’t beat them, join them. An old adage perhaps, but one which proved to be particularly fortuitous for Emergency Consultant Mrs Ursula Mackintosh who is now a world class kayaker. She decided to dip her toe into the […]

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Clean Sweep for Forth Valley Royal

A sparkling performance by cleaning staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has resulted in a top award for Serco, in partnership with NHS Forth Valley. The hospital has received the prestigious Golden Services Award 2013 for the cleanest healthcare premises […]

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Boost for Dementia Day Room

A dementia ward at Forth Valley Royal Hospital is £433 richer, thanks to a fundraising and information session in the hospital foyer to celebrate World Alzheimers Day. The event was organised by Bob Ness, chairman of the Friends of Forth […]

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In the Spotlight – Lynn Waddell

You must have one of the longest job titles in NHS Forth Valley – what exactly is your remit? You should see the size of my ID Badge! I’m responsible for equality and diversity for NHS Forth Valley and making […]

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