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Capacity issues cancel operations

The latest figures from NHS Scotland show that nearly a quarter of operation cancellations at NHS Lothian last year were due to capacity issues.

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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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Pictured are Romana Gorjanc (Red Cross Neighbourhood links co-ordinator), Lillias Reid (Treasurer of Midsafe) and Kim Robertson (Red Cross Neighbourhood Links Co-ordinator)

A great call by council team

Midlothian Council’s community safety partnership is providing 100 ‘big button’ phones for the most vulnerable people in our communities.

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Colin Beattie MSP,  Derek Clark, Hearing Forces Project Coordinator, Alex Galloway, Lothian Veterans Centre, Veteran John Hood, Veteran Jim Archibald,  Cllr Catherine Johnstone, Cllr Collin Cassidy, Depute Provost Margot Russell and Cllr Stephen Curran,

Sound support for veterans

A new service has been launched to support older veterans in Midlothian as well as their families or carers whose lives have been affected by hearing loss or tinnitus.

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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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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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Youngsters to help shape mental health services in Midlothian

Youngsters to help shape mental health services in Midlothian

Young people in Midlothian will be able to help shape the future of local mental health services, thanks to a Big Lottery grant of £836,000.

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WFI Members placing a box in Newtongrange library.  (left to right, Paula Cuccurullo, Ellen Scott, Jennifer Volk, Cllr Catherine Johnstone, Mary Macfarlane)

Local purple box campaign launched

Women for Independence (WFI) Midlothian has launched a campaign to support local women and girls affected by period poverty.

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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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Springfield Bank care home in Cockpen Crescent, Bonnyrigg

Damning report for care home

A care home for older people in Bonnyrigg has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents.

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NHS Lothian A&E waiting times are ‘worst in Scotland’

NHS Lothian A&E waiting times are ‘worst in Scotland’

Recent ISD figures have shown that NHS Lothian is the worst performing health board in Scotland for A&E waiting times.

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24 local young people took part in a workshop

Youngsters have their say on mental health services

Joined by Children and Young People Commissioner for Scotland, Bruce Adamson, 24 young people from Midlothian gave their views on how youth mental health services should be shaped.

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Hospital appointments cancelled due to weather

Due to severe weather conditions and transport difficulties, NHS Lothian has cancelled all routine, non-urgent elective procedures and all hospital outpatient appointments today and tomorrow (Friday 2 March).

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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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The staff at Newbyres Care Village in Gorebridge.

Care home turnaround

Newbyres Care Village in Gorebridge has completed a remarkable turnaround with a five star Care Inspectorate report published last week.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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MSP Colin Beattie

Dentist registration figures welcomed

SNP MSP Colin Beattie has welcomed the rising NHS dentist registrations figures – with 785,433 people now registered across NHS Lothian.

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Midlothian Youth Platform logo.

Local youth group to host workshop

Midlothian Youth Platform, in partnership with NHS Lothian, will host a workshop about youth mental health services on February 15.

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Differing views on local NHS staff levels

Differing views on local NHS staff levels

NHS figures revealed last week have produced differing views on the state of local health care.

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