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Walk This Way – New Scheme to Return Walking Aids

Thanks to the entrepreneurial skills of two highly specialist physiotherapists, 58 Zimmer frames, eight pulpit walkers, 12 gutter frames, three elbow crutches and 21...

Become a Covid-19 Vaccine Study Volunteer

It’s not too late to become involved in a study by Dundee University to assess the safety and effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines as they...

Public Health Minister Thanks Staff for New Testing Centres

Public Health Minister Mairi Gougeon has thanked all the staff involved in setting up the new community testing centres for people who don’t have...

Moving in the Right Direction to Meet Energy Targets

Some good news in the midst of the pandemic... energy targets set for NHS Forth Valley are being exceeded. Recent figures show that we have...

Diagnosing Skin Cancer in 25 minutes by 2025

Lead Consultant Dermatologist Dr Colin Morton, speaking at a recent virtual event on healthcare innovation, outlined ambitious plans to achieve a quick diagnosis for...

Collecting for Covid-19

This may seem a very strange thing to be writing about under the current circumstances, but bear with me. How will we look back on...

Rachael SMILES for family cycling challenge

Spare a thought for Rachael Angus–Felton, Medical Rota Co-ordinator within the Women and Children’s Directorate, who, together with her husband Ian and sons Alex...

Blood Bikes Bonanza

Thanks to a magnificent fund raising effort by the Discharge Lounge team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, more than £1000 has been raised for...

Bubbles and Balloons for Health Visitor Helen

Health Visitor Helen Mason recently celebrated 40 years’ service with the NHS after a nursing career which began in adult nursing in Sheffield, followed...

Sweet Dreams are Made of This

Many people are feeling anxious during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and sleep is one of the first things to be affected. So if you or...

Pageant Winner Siobhan Supports Charity

Two years ago, 34-year-old Siobhan Gardner, who works in our Payroll Department, decided to entered pageants as a way to build confidence. She is now...

New E-bikes for Falkirk Community Hospital

Five new e-bike charging stations have been launched in the Falkirk area, including one at Falkirk Community Hospital. Health Promotion Officer Aileen Schofield described the...

STOP PRESS – Money Still Available!

Some funds are still available to support the development of local food and growing projects. Our Nutrition and Dietetic Health Improvement Team has grants available...

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Leaving For Law

More than a decade after beginning her nursing career in the NHS, Sarah Fairley is about to embark on a complete change in direction...

*Now Closed* – Win a luxury overnight stay at Gleneagles Hotel

As a thank you to NHS staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, Gleneagles Hotel has kindly provided 20 gift vouchers entitling two people to bed...

New WiFi On The Way

A wide range of work is underway to improve WiFi and connectivity, for staff, patients and the general public. These include: Forth Valley Royal Hospital New...