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Plans are still in place for a new hospital at Berwick

Plans for a £25 million rebuild of Berwick Infirmary are still in place despite a pause in the redevelopment process.

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NHS Borders has apologised to family of cancer patient

NHS Borders has apologised to family of cancer patient

A complaint about cancer treatment given to a patient at Borders General Hospital has been partially upheld by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

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PND Borders volunteers and trustees, from left,  Amy Slorance, Colette Walker, Barbara Wright and Claire Chalmers.

Funding secures future of PND Borders charity

A Borders charity which supports mothers diagnosed with postnatal depression has had its future secured thanks to grant funding of £150,000 this week.

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Queen's House care home in Kelso is graded 'excellent' by the Care Inspectorate

Majority of Borders care homes graded good to excellent

There has been a marked improvement in Care Inspectorate gradings for Borders care homes over the past two years.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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The Knoll hospital and health centre, Station Road, Duns

It’s all change at the Knoll Health Centre

A £578,000 a major refurbishment and extension of the Knoll Health Centre in Duns will be carried out by a construction company from Dumfriesshire.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Council leader David Parker at the junction outside the Borders General Hospital.

Plans being drawn up in bid to cut accidents at hospital junction

Traffic signals and a lower speed limit look to be on the way in an effort to cut the number of accidents at the road entrance to the Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

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NHS Borders spends more on agency staff

NHS Borders spends more on agency staff

NHS Borders has defended its spending on agency nurses, some of whom are costing the health board up to £93 an hour.

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Reston Young Mothers present a cheque to Wilma Gunn of Scottish HART. Left to right are Kelly Moscrop, Lisa Dundas, Joyce McLean, Wilma Gunn and Angela Reay.

Reston now has its own defibrillator

Reston and Auchencrow Community Council now has it own defibrillator situated in the red telephone kiosk outside Reston Post Office/Reston Provisions Shop on the Main Street.

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Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one meal of burger and chips contains enough fat to have an impact on the liver, according to a new study.

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Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

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Before the launch, MSP John Lamont visited Britains oldest food forest garden to learn about Abundant Borders.

Planting idea of healthy and nutritious food

Easier access to healthy food is the aim of the new charity Abundant Borders, officially launched in Eyemouth last week.

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Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

The discovery last Friday of avian bird flu in a small backyard flock of birds in North Yorkshire means poultry are being kept locked in until at least February 28.

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Tips on beating the winter blues are available from the NHS online.

Help to beat the winter blues

People are being encouraged to take some time for themselves to help beat the post-Christmas winter blues.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Sophia and Kitione Kamikamica and their son David, who was born on Christmas Day

Terrific trio arrives on Christmas Day

While Borderers opened their presents yesterday, three new babies opened their eyes for the first time at the Borders General Hospital.

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Consultants' crisis...around 300 vacancies exist in Scotland, half of which have been vacant for more than six months.

NHS consultants crisis calls for a public remedy

Would you go to the supermarket, fill up your trolley and expect to walk out with the contents for free?

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