Latest NHS Lanarkshire Stories

2008-09-18 12:00:40

By WILLIAM TINNING SCOTLAND'S largest health board has launched an investigation after medical notes relating to dozens of patients were found in the empty flat of a former employee. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said initial findings suggested that the historical medical records of 39 patients had been recovered on Monday from the former home of a community healthcare worker who no longer worked for the board. The records contain information about patients who were treated between...

2008-09-09 15:00:41

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT HEALTH Secretary Nicola Sturgeon yesterday gave her personal commitment to the future of a Scottish hospital as patients demanded a review of cuts that have already been made. Concern about removal of services from St John's Hospital in Livingston was running high at the annual performance review of health board NHS Lothian. During the public question and answer session, Ms Sturgeon, who reversed decisions to shut A&E departments in...

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By ROBBIE DINWOODIE LABOUR leadership hopeful Andy Kerr has been dealt a devastating blow to his campaign by a party stalwart's accusation of "cant and humbug" over the former health minister's role in threatened hospital cuts. Mr Kerr, who launches his leadership campaign in Glasgow today, has been savaged by a senior figure in North Lanarkshire whose father was the MP who campaigned for the founding of Monklands Hospital. Jim Dempsey, son of the late James Dempsey, has circulated an...

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...

2008-07-14 15:00:51

A HEALTH board launched an investigation today into reports that confidential patient information was found in a derelict hospital. X-rays with patients' names, photographs and other paperwork are said to have been discovered at Law Hospital, near Carluke, Lanarkshire. NHS Lanarkshire said inquiries were under way and it had started a full search of the site to clarify the details of any data. Reports said that the documents came to light when amateur photographer Brian Whittle sent...

2008-07-10 15:00:54

A LANARKSHIRE town is in line to get a new multi-million health centre. The facility, earmarked for Main Street, Coatbridge, will combine NHS care with council services. It will include Lanarkshire's biggest dental facility, GP practices, a library, registrar's offices and a North Lanarkshire Council First Stop Shop. Two general dental practices will combine with postgraduate facilities for dental students and dental education outreach to form the heart of the centre. There will be a...

2008-07-10 15:00:54

KAREN Sheridan has become the first Macmillan head and neck cancer clinical nurse specialist at Monklands Hospital. NHS Lanarkshire and Macmillan Cancer Support have teamed up to fund the new post. Ms Sheridan has worked as an ear, nose and throat specialist at Monklands for the past 10 years. Originally published by Newsquest Media Group. (c) 2008 Evening Times; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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