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Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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SB Cares Bordercare alarm service will be run by a three council partnership from next April.

Bordercare service changes

The Bordercare Alarm service will be delivered by a three council partnership from April 2018, after councillors agreed to the changes.

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Delia Howlett, team leader for the seven groups of district nurses that cover Coldstream and Greenlaw, at Coldstream Health Centre.

Delia’s delight in new title of Queen’s Nurse

A Coldstream based district nurse is among a group of 20 awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse, marking the first time the honour has been made in Scotland for almost 50 years.

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A number of people who are believed to have taken heroin mixed with opioids were taken to hospital last weekend.

Police and NHS Borders issue drugs warning

Tests are currently being carried out on a batch of opiate like drugs after a number of people were admitted to Borders General Hospital over the weekend.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Scots booze cruises to Berwick expected

Scots booze cruises to Berwick expected

Booze cruises to Berwick have been predicted as a result of new minimum pricing rules being brought in north of the border on May 1, 2018.

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Rachael Hamilton MSP with the Eyemouth & District Rehab Support group

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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