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Casting call for local mums-to-be

Midwives with NHS Highland are being highlighted again this year with a second series of ‘The Highland Midwife’, currently filming in areas across Highland and Argyll and Bute.

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Michael Russell MSP

Extra funding for NHS Argyll & Bute

The NHS in Argyll and Bute is set to benefit from a share of a £50 million Scotland-wide investment to help deliver swift treatment and diagnostics.

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Sandra Cairney New Associate Director for Public Health for Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership

New director for social care partnership

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has appointed public health specialist Sandra Cairney as its associate director of public health.

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The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

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Local carers making plans

Local carers making plans

All people who provide unpaid care for friends, family and neighbours will now have the right to a personalised plan.

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Jane Williams from Bute  picked up the 'outstanding individual' award.

Bute nurse among the winners at local social care staff awards

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) held its second annual Staff Excellence Awards last Friday.

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Heather Tierney, Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership's Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Telecare Outreach worker

A day in the life of Technology Enabled Care Outreach Worker

Heather Tierney is one of Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership’s Technology Enabled Care (TEC) tele
care outreach workers.

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Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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Decision welcomed by MSP

Decision welcomed by MSP

A decision to save a range of local services from possible cutbacks has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands List MSP Donald Cameron.

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The unit has two patient rooms with more confortable visitor seating as well as a central lounge space and kitchen, all of which look out on the new, private garden area, accessible via the lounge.

New hospital unit welcomed by List MSP

The new palliative care area at the Victoria Hospital has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands List MSP Donald Cameron (Con).

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Mike Russell.

MSP calls for change at health board

“Genuine change” is needed at the very top of the Integration Joint Board (IJB) in Argyll & Bute, according to local SNP MSP Michael Russell.

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Service changes discussed

Service changes discussed

Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) met last week to consider a number of service change proposals to address a significant budget gap for 2018/19.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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The McMillan Fund-raising Committee in the new garden area of the Unit at  Rothesay Victoria Hospital. Photo by Richard Bradley.

New unit at hospital

A dedicated palliative care area has been created in Rothesay Victoria Hospital to make a difference for people affected by cancer.

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Michael Russell MSP

Call for change at health board

Local MSP Michael Russell has called for major changes to the management of the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership.

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Health and social care funding gap could hit jobs

Health and social care funding gap could hit jobs

The Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is facing a £5-6 million funding gap for 2018/19 which could lead to job losses.

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Nicola Hall Operational Manager, Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis

Lottery boost for local rape crisis centre

Argyll &Bute Rape Crisis has been awarded a National Lottery award of £93,484 to fund its Individual Survivor Art Therapy Programme.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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