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Don’t forget about your prescription this Christmas!

NHS 24 is reminding people who take regular medication to make sure repeat prescriptions are top of their Christmas list this year.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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Michael Russell, MSP for Argyll and Bute.

MSP calls for urgent ‘care summit’

Argyll and Bute’s MSP, Michael Russell, has called for an urgent ‘care summit’ to be held following serious problems in two care homes for the elderly in his constituency in the last month.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

A campaign to raise awareness of Scotland’s imminent ban on smoking in cars carrying children launched today (November 21, 2016). The new legislation, which comes into force on December 5, 2016, will make it illegal to smoke in a car or other vehicle carrying those aged under 18 – an offence that could carry a fixed penalty fine of £100.

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Craigard Residential Home.

Bute care home closure sought

The Care Inspectorate has launched court proceedings to cancel a Bute care home’s registration as a care facility after an inspection raised serious concerns about its service.

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Bute Dental Care's current premises in West Princes Street, Rothesay.

Dental practice’s successful grant bid

Bute Dental Care have been informed by NHS Highland they are eligible for a grant of up to £50,000 towards relocation.

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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Work began this week on an ambulance shelter at Rothesay Pier.

Ambulance shelter takes shape

Work on a shelter at Rothesay Pier, which will allow ambulance transfers to take place under cover, began this week.

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Joe Johnstone accepted a cheque for �200 on behalf of the island's kidney dialysis unit campaign from members of Bute's Slimming World group.

Slimmers boost dialysis campaign’s funds

Bute’s kidney dialysis unit campaign has received a welcome boost this week thanks to the members of the island’s Slimming World group.

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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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Brexit minister Mike Russell has raised the possibility of a separate Great Repeal Bill for Scotland

MSP welcomes news of ‘redesign pause’

Argyll and Bute MSP, Michael Russell, has welcomed news of the Integration Joint Board’s decision to pause redesign works affecting facilities in Rothesay and Dunoon for six months.

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At a meeting at Kilmory (pictured), the Integration Joint Board agreed to a pause in the redesign works at Thomson Court and Struan Lodge for a period of six months.

Care redesign works paused for six months

The Integration Joint Board has agreed to pause redesign work at Rothesay's Thomson Court and Dunoon's Struan Lodge for a period of six months.

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Access to the hospital during the installation of a disabled lift will be via the ward entrance (pictured above).

Work to begin on hospital lift

Work to install a disabled lift at the Accident and Emergency entrance to Rothesay’s Victoria Hospital will begin next week.

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Yvonne and Kath present Evelyn and Beverley with a cheque for 2,937 which will be used to help fund the ongoing works at Rothesay's Victoria Hospital palliative care unit.

Bute ladies 'Brave the Shave'

Yvonne Dunn and Kath Malcolm took on the ‘Brave the Shave’ challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, and have raised a whopping £2,937 as a result.

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Members of the public who think they have norovirus are being encouraged to stay away from hospitals and care facilities, in particular, to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Norovirus cases increase across Scotland

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has today announced that there has been an increase in levels of norovirus across Scotland.

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Haemodialysis patients typically spend four hours a day, three days a week, having their blood cleaned by a dialysis machine.

Dialysis group asks for public’s help

Bute Kidney Patients Support Group is seeking the public’s support with a funding application which, if successful, could boost their fund-raising efforts by £25,000.

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Members of the Cancer Research UK shop proudly wear their Stand Up To Cancer t-shirts, kindly donated by George Hanson Building Contractors Ltd.

Stand Up to Cancer 5k walk this weekend

A 5k sponsored walk takes place on Saturday, October 22, organised by the local Cancer Research UK shop team in aid of this year’s Stand Up to Cancer appeal.

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