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NHS Borders, Newstead

Mental health services

The average waiting time for children and adolescents’ mental health services has tripled in the Borders in the space of a year.

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BGH nurse Alan Lawson with his Unsung Hero award.

Unsung Hero’s national award

Borders-based learning disabilities liaison nurse, Alan Lawson, is the winner of the Learning Disability Nursing Network’s 2018 Unsung Hero Award.

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SB Cares £650k absence costs

SB Cares £650k absence costs

Staff absences at Scottish Borders Council’s arms-length care company SB Cares have cost the local authority £650,000 over the last financial year.

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Staff from Oblo, Giacopazzis and The Tavern have all recently passed the First Aid training course delivered by Marriner Business Support.

Eyemouth’s new first aiders

Twelve employees from Oblo, Giacopazzis and The Tavern have all completed first aid training provided by local trainers Marriner Business Support.

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Borders General Hospital is marking its 30th anniversary this year.

Two milestones for NHS

The first week of July has two memorable milestones for NHS Borders with July 1 marking the 30th anniversary of Borders General Hospital (BGH), while July 5 marks the 70th Anniversary of The National Health Service, which was founded on that date in 1948.

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Eyemouth Community Centre will be hosting the What Matters hubs taking place every second Monday in the town.

New care drop-in sessions start

Berwickshire residents are being encouraged to go along to the health and social care What Matters hubs that are starting up in Duns and Eyemouth.

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Befriending in Berwickshire

Befriending in Berwickshire

Berwickshire Housing Association’s project Befriend is part of a forum for befriending organisations in Berwickshire which includes Health in Mind’s Rediscover Borders project, the British Red Cross, Legion Scotland, Interest Link, and the Royal Voluntary Service.

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Social care improvements

Social care improvements

Bosses have launched an action plan to revive the heavily-criticised health and social care service for older people in the Borders.

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