Browsing Tag 'Winter 2016/17'

Capacity to Care – Are You Up For The Challenge?

Two new challenges have been launched to encourage staff, primary care colleagues and social care partners across Forth Valley to make changes that will help release valuable appointment time and free up inpatient beds. This includes reducing the need for […]

Winter 2016/17

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Caring Fellows

A pilot scheme has been launched in parts of Forth Valley to help frail, elderly patients and those with complex health problems avoid being admitted to hospital. Three GP fellows will provide medical support and advice to the local Enhanced […]

Winter 2016/17

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Transplant Success

A great deal of effort by the multidisciplinary renal team resulted in 20 Forth Valley residents receiving kidney transplants in 2015 – the highest number ever during a single year. Almost a fifth of those developing irreversible renal failure received […]

Winter 2016/17

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Smoking at Home – The Damage Is Clear

Do you or someone you know smoke? Do you want to find out how smoking in the home can damage your health?  Air quality monitors are now available through the Health Promotion Department as part of a drive towards smokefree […]

Winter 2016/17

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There was a huge response to the recent Big Staff Health Quiz with no less than 767 staff trying to win one of the many prizes. The quiz was published on the staff intranet and paper copies were also circulated […]

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Stacey’s Proudest Moment

Local Surveillance Data Manager Stacey McPherson is waiting to hear whether her ten year old son Calum will win a major charity award after he recently learned to talk for the first time. Calum was born with a rare genetic condition, […]

Winter 2016/17

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First Class Delivery

Three local women from Clackmannanshire were the first in Scotland to take delivery of new baby boxes as part of a new Scottish Government initiative. Expectant mums Toni Akandi and Joan McKinven and new mum Gayle Mellor, with two week […]

Winter 2016/17

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Pretty Muddy

Staff from Ward B32 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital got themselves a bit down and dirty recently, all in the name of charity. The team, which was made up of staff nurses, nursing assistants and the ward pharmacist and known […]

Winter 2016/17

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New Head of Nursing

Patrick Rafferty, Programme Manager for the Institute of Healthcare Optimization (IHO) patient flow project has been appointed as Head of Nursing for the Medical Directorate. Patrick started his NHS career 16 years ago as a nursing assistant with NHS Lanarkshire. […]

Winter 2016/17

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Makeover for Family Bereavement Room

The Family Bereavement room in the Women and Children’s Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital is to get a major make-over with the help of £1600 donated by a family from Stirling and Alloa. The fundraising effort follows the stillbirth […]

Winter 2016/17

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