Browsing Tag 'Autumn 2016'

Passion for Cleanliness

Colleagues have said farewell to Lorna Henry, Service Manager, Medical Directorate, who has retired after 41 years in the NHS. Lorna started her career as a nursing auxiliary at Bellsdyke Hospital and subsequently began student nurse training in mental health.  […]

Autumn 2016

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Margery Moves On

Integrity, compassion, dedication and the ability to see the bigger picture, non-judgemental, selfless, always giving, strong and brave.  These were just some of the words used by Nurse Director Professor Angela Wallace, speaking at the ‘retirement’  of the Rev Margery […]

Autumn 2016

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Fight Flu – Get Vaccinated

A major campaign is under way to encourage our healthcare workers to get vaccinated against flu. New myth-busting posters featuring staff members have been widely distributed and this year, immunisation staff are visiting wards and clinical areas across Forth Valley […]

Autumn 2016

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Mending Hearts from Every Angle

The Cardiology team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been awarded the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s inaugural William Cullen prize for excellence in service innovation. The team, led by Dr Catherine Labinjoh, Consultant Cardiologist/Speciality Lead, and Carolyn Probert, […]

Autumn 2016

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Learn About Life Saving Skills

Dave Williams is the new Lead Resuscitation Officer at NHS Forth Valley, bringing with him a wealth of experience from his previous roles as a Critical Cardiac Nurse and Resuscitation Officer at two large teaching hospitals in Yorkshire, as well […]

Autumn 2016

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Medical Wards Switch to HePMA

Six medical wards at Forth Valley Royal Hospital have become the latest areas to successfully rollout HePMA, a new electronic prescribing system. HePMA (Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration) is a system which has strong patient safety benefits. It removes […]

Autumn 2016

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New Faces

Look out for some new faces, with the next intake of Modern Apprentices due to start shortly. It follows a successful programme in 2015/16 when 14 apprentices were recruited to work in NHS Forth Valley. This year, a total of […]

Autumn 2016

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Listening to Deaf People

Deaf people in Forth Valley are getting an extra helping hand, thanks to Administrator Co-ordinator Stacey Gourlay, who works with the Disability Equality and Access Service. Skilled in British Sign Language (BSL) and with a long career working with sensory- […]

Autumn 2016

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Centralised Booking for Language Service

A streamlined service for patients who require language support when attending community or outpatient appointments or those coming into hospital has been redesigned in NHS Forth Valley. The new service can provide interpreters, either face-to-face or by telephone for people […]

Autumn 2016

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Healthy Working Lives – Working for You

What do YOU know about Healthy Working Lives?  You may have noticed an invitation on the Intranet to take part in the Big Health Quiz of 2016. Or you may have heard colleagues talking about Healthy Working Lives for which […]

Autumn 2016

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