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Gap in region’s health support

A new report by Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland highlights the fact that the 1500 people in the Borders living with lung disease are not receiving the support they need.

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The old Craw Wood nursing home in Tweedbank.

£850,000 plan agreed in bid to tackle bed-blocking at Borders General Hospital

Health bosses yesterday gave the go-ahead to a £850,000 pilot scheme aimed at tackling bed-blocking at Borders General Hospital this winter.

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Staff at Kelso's Galedin Vet Surgery. Back row, left to right, Iain lathangie , Michael Kyle, Alexa Bryce, Marion Hutcheson and Tom sparks. Front row, Sheila Fleming, Robert Anderson, Lynne Cruickshanks, Terri Steele.

Kelso celebrates 200th year of veterinary services

More than 150 farmers and animal owners turned out at Kelso’s Galedin Veterinary surgery to mark the 200th anniversary of the town’s first veterinary surgeon.

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James Marjoribanks, left, launches the public funding appeal with Macmillan centre staff, from left: Amanda Fiddes, Christine Henderson, Gillian Fenton, Alan McLaren, Rachel Johnson, Val Gibson and Judith Smith.

Cancer centre needs a hand to expand

An appeal has been launched to help finance a much-needed extension to the Borders Macmillan Centre in the Borders General Hospital.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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The former Craw Wood Nursing Home in Tweedbank.

Health and social care plan to overcome bed blocking

A care home which closed two years ago could be adapted and brought back into service to tackle the ongoing problem of delayed discharges at the Borders General Hospital.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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Jim Wilson, chairman of the SB Cares board, officially opening the new community equipment service premises at Tweedbank, accompanied by Kelso councillor Tom Weatherston, executive member for adult social care at Scottish Borders Council, and Selkirkshire councillor Elaine Thornton-Nicol.

Revamped Borders care home and relocated equipment service now open

Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership and SB Cares have officially unveiled the new base for their community equipment service in Tweedbank.

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The Borders General Hospital.

Borders General Hospital hit by norovirus outbreak

The Borders General Hospital has been hit by an outbreak of norovirus again.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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Children are given the flu vaccine as a nasal spray.

Flu vaccine for children

Parents of two to five-year-olds in the Borders are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

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YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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Rugby legend Doddie Weir.

Yetholm farm sale raises almost £5,000 for Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir

Almost £5,000 has been raised for Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir’s motor neurone disease support appeal by a farm sale held at the weekend.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

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What Murray House will look like.

Work to start soon on £4.5m dementia unit at Kelso

Work on the region’s first private-sector specialist residential unit for severe dementia sufferers is set to get under way in November despite its projected cost having gone up by a sixth.

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Dinner organisers James and Elaine Marjoribanks with guests Jack Clark, Judith Smith, Tom Clapham, Willie Hunter and Michael Moore.

Cancer Care Centre gets £25,350 boost

This year’s annual Borders Change Foundation Charity Dinner, organised by James and Elaine Marjoribanks, was held at The Lodge at Carfraemill, and thoroughly enjoyed by nearly 200 people.

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Borderers are being urged to return any unused community equipment so that it can be recycled.

Ability equipment amnesty is launched

Borderers are being asked to search their cupboards for any unused community equipment from canes to crutches in the hope that they can be reused.

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How Sir Walter Scott View could look to someone with diabetic retinopathy

A clear view of the future for diabetics

One of the Borders most iconic landmarks has been used to highlight the importance of eye check-ups for people with diabetes.

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