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2008-07-28 09:01:46

By Kate Foster SCOTLAND'S maternity hospitals are turning away hundreds of pregnant women in need of emergency treatment because of serious staff shortages, a damning new report by Government auditors has found. One in six women in need of lifesaving treatment are being forced to endure risky journeys across the country. The report by the Scottish Government's health service watchdog NHS Quality Improvement Scotland found more than 100 pregnant women endured "inappropriate" transfers...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.