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Cancer services expand at BGH

Cancer services at Borders General Hospital are being expanded and improved over the next eight months.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Consultation starts on Borders’ draft disability strategy

Consultation starts on Borders’ draft disability strategy

People in the Borders who are living with physical disabilities should be included in all decision-making processes.

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Judith Tait-Brown, senior charge nurse of Ward 14 DME and Ali Forster, senior charge nurse of Ward 12 DME.

New approach in BGH wards for the elderly

Two Borders General Hospital wards that care for elderly patients have undergone a series of transformations over recent months.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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Berwick Infirmary.

Cross-border A&E needed

A Northumberland County Councillor believes that a cross border deal is the only hope for retaining an accident and emergency unit when the new Berwick hospital is built.

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John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.

NHS Borders staff thanked by chairman

NHS Borders’ waiting targets are rarely out of the news nowadays but as politicians engage in a battle of words, the NHS carries on with its work.

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Christine Grahame MSP

NHS Borders 2018-19 budget

The bulk of the £5.4 million additional money for NHS Borders from the Scottish Government will cover pay awards for staff.

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Borders General Hospital.

BGH A&E is under pressure because of the weather

Borders General Hospital is currently under exceptional pressure and people are urged to only go to A&E if they have a serious illness or injury.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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MP John Lamont MP on Billy with founder Sue Brewis, Yard Manager Pippa Southon and Bob, the Shetland pony.

Time for a little horse therapy

The Berwickshire-based Horse Time charity has been selected as the Sainsburys in Kelso local charity of the year.

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Andrew Ewen and Stuart Robertson of the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity met Rachael Hamilton in the Scottish Parliament last November.

Charity calls for an end to 15 minute home care visits

The Leonard Cheshire charity that supports disabled people in the UK is campaigning to stop local authorities authorising 15 minute personal care visits.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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The Knoll hospital and health centre, Station Road, Duns

Four-fold increase in Borderers with flu

People eligible for the free flu vaccine in the Borders are being urged to get immunised.

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Eyemouth Medical Practice will be open on Saturday mornings until February 10.

GP surgeries on Saturdays

Eyemouth Medical Practice is one of seven in the Borders to temporarily extend their opening hours to Saturday mornings.

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Shared hobbies cement friendships.

Befriending project looks for new volunteers in 2018

New year resolutions come and go - many rarely making it beyond the first week - but one resolution that could be kept is to become a befriender.

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Which pharmacies are open over New Year in the Borders?

Which pharmacies are open over New Year in the Borders?

No-one wants to see in the New Year feeling ill, but bad luck can always strike.

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Cockburnspath Rotakids president Fiona cuts the tinsel, looking on are past presidents Catrina and Max and past secretary Grace at the formal opening of the Cockburnspath RotaKids.

Rota Kids trim trail at Co’path School

Cockburnspath Primary School’s current and past presidents of their Rotakids Club took centre stage at the official opening of the school’s new trim trail.

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Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in the Borders?

Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in the Borders?

No-one wants to get ill at Christmas, but bad luck can always strike.

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