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2008-08-20 18:00:00

By LIAM MURPHY PATIENTS at the Countess of Chester Hospital are being released sooner, following major operations, under a new scheme to free up beds. The one-year pilot scheme aims to save the equivalent of 700 bed days and has already treated 57 patients with their home followup service.

2008-08-13 15:01:02

Doctors removed a firefighter's healthy lung unnecessarily after he was wrongly diagnosed with cancer, it was reported yesterday. Laurence Ball, 58, was told he had a tumour in his lung and needed surgery to remove the organ, it was reported.

2008-08-12 00:00:43

By Jonathan Brown A firefighter whose lung was removed after he was misdiagnosed with cancer said yesterday that he had received neither an explanation nor an apology from the health trust responsible for the catastrophic error.

2008-08-08 12:00:45

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT THE hospital bug Clostridium Difficile caused or contributed to nearly 300 deaths in Scotland in six months, an unprecedented investigation revealed yesterday.

2008-08-08 12:00:45

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT BEDS were too close together, bays were overcrowded, hand- washing facilities were inadequate and wards appeared shabby.

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.

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.

2008-07-23 03:00:21

HEALTH bosses yesterday agreed to fund a dying cancer patient's treatment. Barrie Clark, 61, from Insch, Aberdeenshire, is battling terminal kidney cancer and was given free medicine that could prolong his life.

2008-07-22 03:00:35

More than 150 staff we re evacuated from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary yesterday after a chemical spill. Police said formaldehyde had been spilled in the pathology department. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-13 00:00:22

THE lost art of making beds with hospital corners will be demonstrated at York Castle Museum today. Nurses will also show off traditional folded hats and a chef will demonstrate food from the 1940s as part of the 60th anniversary of the NHS.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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