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Column: Patient care comes first at Strathcarron

We’re sure you will have seen the many news stories about the winter NHS crisis and the struggle to cope with extra demands placed on services and you may be wondering how Strathcarron Hospice manages in these circumstances.

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Top Pilates instructor visits Falkirk centre

Top Pilates instructor visits Falkirk centre

A Falkirk physiotherapy and exercise centre is looking forward to hosting classes this weekend with a world-renowned Pilates instructor.

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Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Parents of over 1130 newborns in Forth Valley have received a Baby Box since they were introduced last year.

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Bowel cancer awareness bid for Falkirk

Bowel cancer awareness bid for Falkirk

Bowel Cancer UK is looking for Falkirk and district work places and community groups to host a talk about bowel cancer, to raise awareness of Scotland’s second biggest cancer killer.

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Strathcarron Hospice now has a cuddle bed for use by patients after supporters helped raise �10,500 in a month to buy it.  Picture: Michael Gillen.

Cuddling up with donation at Strathcarron Hospice

A cuddle can mean so much to anyone at any time, but it’s especially important to those families whose loved ones are ill.

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Column - Strathcarron unit upgrade gets thumbs up

Column - Strathcarron unit upgrade gets thumbs up

Strathcarron supports people with complex lymphoedema, a condition where lymph fluid cannot drain away, resulting in problematic swelling of the arms or legs.

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Special training for using defibrillators is being held in Shieldhill.  Pic: Michael Gillen.

Defibrillator training night in Shieldhill

Maddiston Community Defibrillator Project is running a special training night in Shieldhill Youth and Community Centre later this month.

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Gutsy trauma course at Forth Valley Royal

Gutsy trauma course at Forth Valley Royal

Mannequins swathed in “blood-soaked” tissues are an early clue that Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s trauma course is a bit different from the usual variety.

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A total of 141 people had to wait more than eight hours at the A&E department of Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Picture Michael Gillen.

NHS Forth Valley “sorry” patients have experienced longer waits in A&E

NHS Forth Valley has apologised to patients attending the accident and emergency department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital after they had the longest waits in Scotland between Christmas and new year.

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The Australian flu can stay with you for one or two weeks.

‘At risk’ people are failing to get their flu jab

Less than half of people under 65 reckoned to be “at risk” have had their flu jab this winter - and cases have more than doubled since last year.

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Column: Strathcarron plea to make a difference in 2018

Column: Strathcarron plea to make a difference in 2018

New year, new you? With the dawn of a new year many of us promise ourselves we will lose weight, get fitter, spend less, declutter our wardrobes ... with the best will in the world, we often find ourselves making the same resolution year after year, having dropped the ‘new me’ idea by mid January or the start of February.

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Can you help identify this mystery man who may be from Falkirk area?

Can you help identify this mystery man who may be from Falkirk area?

Police and health workers are appealing for help in identifying a mystery man.

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The public are urged to be prepared in case of illness over the New Year period

Be prepared if you take ill over New Year

NHS 24, Scotland’s national telehealth service and provider of the out-of-hours 111 service, is offering advice to help Scots enjoy the New Year celebrations.

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Which pharmacies are open over New Year in the Falkirk area?

Which pharmacies are open over New Year in the Falkirk area?

No-one wants to see in the New Year feeling ill, but bad luck can always strike.

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Residents raise concerns as 
care home plans submitted

Residents raise concerns as 
care home plans submitted

Residents of a quiet street are voicing concerns over plans to open a children and young persons care home on their doorsteps.

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Care Visions Falkirk Awards 2017

Long service awards for Falkirk threesome

Three local individuals have been honoured at the Care Visons Children’s Services ‘Long Service Awards’.

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Stay away from Forth Valley hospitals if you have flu

Stay away from Forth Valley hospitals if you have flu

People are being asked to stay away from hospitals if they have the symptoms of flu.

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Rotary Club of Falkirk community achievement award to Mrs Ann Kerr. Pictured: Jill Buchanan; Bill Laurie, past president; Ann Kerr and Linda Pacitti. Pic Michael Gillen

Falkirk Rotary honour for Ann rewards dedication to MND research

While months of nursing a life-long partner then losing them would be enough to rock the majority of people, Ann Kerr is made of sterner stuff than most and decided to do what she could to help others affected by the same terrible condition.

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Which pharmacies will be open in Falkirk area this festive season

Which pharmacies will be open in Falkirk area this festive season

People are being urged to be prepared this festive season and not put additional pressure on Forth Valley Royal’s emergency department.

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