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OLDER patients are “not safe” on hospital wards in Scotland because of a lack of qualified nurses to care for them, a hard-hitting report from the body representing the nursing profession has warned. 171 Comments
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has rejected an NHS board’s recommendation to close Lightburn Hospital, in the east end of Glasgow.
HOSPITALS are cutting back on minor surgical procedures to save money as the health service faces up to the toughest financial climate in years.
The number of staff working in the NHS in Scotland has dropped by more than 3,600 in a year, prompting fears about the potential effect on services. 4 Comments
A HOSPITAL cleaner who contacted a patient on Facebook had not breached the hospital’s computer systems, NHS Lothian has said.
PEOPLE living longer and healthier lives is a huge achievement, but the health and social care services, on which we all rely, will come under intense pressure.
Women are experiencing unnecessary heartbreak when miscarrying because of poor NHS services, two new surveys suggest.
Some children can face a wait of up to three and a half years before receiving treatment for mental health problems, a Conservative MSP has revealed.
Hospital wards which care for some of the sickest children are inadequately staffed, a study has found.
CASES of Clostridium difficile in Scottish hospitals have risen, but remain at historically low levels, figures show.
THE number of organs donated for transplant varies in different regions of the UK, according to a new study.
HEALTH bosses have set up a special clinic to cope with a 10 per cent hike in patients when "festival luvvies" clog up casualty.
THE number of formal complaints made against NHS Lothian by patients and relatives has risen by 12 per cent in the past three months.
AN NHS crackdown has been launched on staff leaving dangerous items like used needles in laundry piles, including using a metal detector on bags of dirty sheets.
Anyone applying online for a driving licence from today will have to answer a question regarding organ donation.
NHS Lothian is "well placed" to meet a series of Scottish Government health targets, despite the financial climate.
THERE are warnings that the Lothians will face a winter bed blocking crisis if the 560 residents of doomed Southern Cross care homes do not find accommodation by November.
A PETITION calling for a ban on silicone breast implants is to be debated by MSPs on an influential parliamentary committee.