Latest NHS Grampian Stories

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. We all hear stories from time to time about the failings of the NHS but rarely do we hear of its achievements and the good that goes on with in it. Two weeks ago my little girl was rushed in to hospital with appendicitis. Now Molly's medical records are the size of war and peace so we are very used to various...

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. Plymouth's 11 hospitals are all transferred to the NHS after the service's launch. In 1948, a cataract operation would see a patient immobilised for a week, whereas today eye surgery can be over within 20 minutes and most patients...

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. Nicola Sturgeon, the Health Secretary, announced the review at Vale of Leven Hospital in Dunbartonshire yesterday following on from an independent scrutiny panel last year and ahead of the planned public consultation later this year. The move has been cautiously welcomed by opposition politicians and...

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. If the GBP5.2million project is successful in Ayrshire and Arran, West ern Isles and Grampian national screening will begin in 2009. Speaking on a visit to Kilmarnock's Crosshouse Hospital, Nicola Sturgeon said:...

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. Mrs Cowie is thought to have suffered internal bleeding linked to a tumour during the procedure. Women with the kind of liver tumour she suffered are usually advised not to become pregnant, but the condition shows few symptoms and is difficult for...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.