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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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Nun's Walk in Coldstream along the River Tweed.

Two week Festival of Winter Walks

There are 60 Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks events taking place between December 23, 2017, and January 7, 2018, and they include walks at Berwick, Coldstream and Abbotsford.

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As winners of the Chairman's Award at NHS Borders 2017 Celebrating Excellence Awards, the official switch on of the lights on NHS Borders Tree of Light at Borders General Hospital was carried out by members of NHS Borders Catering Team.

Praise for NHS Borders staff

The work of NHS Borders staff has been praised by Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison in the health board’s formal annual review.

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NHS Borders is urging people to take up the option of the flu vaccination to protect them this winter.

Fall in flu vaccine uptake

Borders residents in the ‘at-risk under 65’ category for flu vaccinations are being urged to make sure they go for the jab.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

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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