Latest Lothian Stories

2008-08-08 15:00:54

By Gareth Rose C.diff rate for NHS Lothian this year was down a third THE NUMBER of hospital deaths linked to the C.diff superbug has fallen dramatically in the Lothians.

2008-08-06 15:00:56

By Gareth Rose HEALTH chiefs plan to stage a recruitment drive to ease pressure on overworked junior transplant doctors in the Lothians. The group are among the hardest working medics in the country putting in up to 57 hours a week - slightly higher than the 56-hour target.

2008-07-25 15:01:07

By Gareth Rose HEALTH chiefs have criticised city council proposals to cut the numbers of nursing home beds - despite it continuing to miss bed blocking targets.

2008-07-25 15:01:07

By Gareth Rose SUPERBUGS have been recorded as contributing to the deaths of 375 people in Lothian hospitals over the past seven years, according to newly published figures.

2008-07-18 15:00:57

By Gareth Rose THE death toll from the superbug Clostridium difficile in Lothian hospitals hit 40 in one year, it emerged today.

2008-07-09 18:00:35

By Gareth Rose COMMUNITY leaders and residents say they are being short-changed after X-ray facilities and a 60-bed residential unit were cut from health plans. Musselburgh residents fear they will lose out over the proposed state-of-the-art Musselburgh Health Centre.

2008-07-09 06:00:21

By Jasmine Jernberg and Steven Stanek, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 9--Anne Arundel County has received state funding to preserve a 183-acre farm in Lothian and is on its way to getting money for two more properties in South County.

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By Gareth Rose DOCTORS and consultants are failing to wash their hands, causing problems for health chiefs trying to hit Scottish Government targets aimed at protecting patients. NHS Lothian wants them to follow the lead set by nurses who have proven themselves far more vigilant with hand hygiene.

2008-06-30 06:02:50

LIVER transplant patients will receive special dental care after their operations under a scheme to be launched by NHS Lothian. The patients will receive dental assessments before and after their transplants and advice on how to avoid problems with their teeth.

2008-06-24 15:03:07

By GARETH ROSE BREAST cancer cases have reached a record high in the Lothians, new figures have revealed. A total of 678 women were diagnosed by doctors in 2005, the most recent figures available. Cases have almost doubled in the 20 years since they were first collated in 1985.

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