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2008-07-10 03:00:31

In these times of doom and gloom, too much expense, not enough money and situations worsening for lots of families. I write to you regarding something that is good. The NHS.

2008-07-05 00:00:23

In 1946, half of all births took place at home. By 1958 this figure had fallen to 36 per cent, and by 1970 to just over 12 per cent. In 1947, patients had to pay a shilling to see their GP. 1948: the introduction of the NHS means seeing the GP is free for all.

2008-07-02 15:00:51

By STEWART PATERSON A REVIEW of anaesthetic services at a hospital is to be carried out before health officials can move to a public consultation on the downgrading of services.

2008-07-02 15:00:51

A PILOT project to screen patients for MRSA before they are admitted to hospital was today launched by the health secretary. All non-emergency admissions in three Scottish health board areas will be screened with a swab for the infection as part of the preadmission procedures.

2007-10-18 18:00:00

By Charlotte Thompson A YOUNG mother died in hospital days after giving birth to her first child. Police have launched an investigation into the death of Lesley Cowie, 31, following the delivery of her daughter Grace by Caesarean section.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.