Brave The Shave For Cancer Support

Three nursing assistants in Ward B11 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital recently braved the shave to raise £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Barbara Spiers, Lorrayne Smith and Irene Addison had their locks shorn in front of a large crowd in […]

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Death Certification Training For Doctors

Doctors in Scotland are being encouraged to complete two e-learning modules on death certification. The modules, which have been produced by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Death Certification Review Service (DCRS), are designed to […]

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New Films Support Conversations About Death

Five new animated films have been produced by NES Scotland to support staff providing end of life and bereavement care. Each animation deals with a different topic related to resuscitation, death, dying, end of life care and bereavement. The animations […]

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Remembering Pat Beausang

A memorial plaque was recently unveiled in the Lecture Theatre at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in honour of Dr Pat Beausang who died in intensive care on August 18th 2009 from leukaemia. Dr Beausang was a Consultant Physician in Ageing […]

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Chris Opens The Box On Retirement

As retirements go, it was something of a surprise – a large cardboard box! But a peep inside revealed a cornucopia of goodies much loved by the recipient, Consultant Neurologist, Dr Chris Neumann who discovered amongst other items, champagne, his […]

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McCOO Makeover In ICU

The artist behind the popular ‘McCoos’, Steven Brown, popped into Forth Valley Royal Hospital recently to officially open two family rooms in the Intensive Care Unit which have undergone a colourful makeover. His visit followed a decision to display some […]

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Organ Donation Registration Boost

The number of people signing the organ donation register in Forth Valley has increased substantially. More than 35,000 people have added their names over the past three years and a further 3,000 signatures would bring the percentage who have signed […]

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Musical Moneymakers For Urology

Picking up a bass guitar after almost 40 years proved a money spinner for John MacPherson from Alloa. He joined forces with a former band member to organise a fundraising gig at a local pub which raised £500 for the […]

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Become A Global Health Citizen

Health and social care professionals in Forth Valley are being encouraged to promote global health and global citizenship. It follows the launch of the Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit, which helps support existing projects and identify opportunities for new partnerships […]

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Special Delivery

A special delivery to the Children’s Ward at Forth Valley Royal Hospital arrived in the shape of two prams, kindly donated by Victoria Houston Pram and Nursery, Falkirk. They were a replacement gift after a pram went missing from the […]

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Generous Gift For Rheumatology

Another generous donation from the Friends of Stirling Community Hospital is set to make life a little easier for local rheumatology patients. They have recently donated around £65,000 to NHS Forth Valley and almost half of this has been used […]

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Farewell To Fries

Young patients at Forth Valley Royal Hospital are now able to tuck into healthier and more nutritious food following the introduction of a new menu specifically created for the Children’s Ward. Devising new menu options has involved NHS Forth Valley […]

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