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Comhairle invest into facelift and refurb for four island gyms

Gym facilities in Lewis, Harris, Liniclate and Castlebay are all closed this week as each centre undergoes a significant refurbishment following a £340K investment in new equipment.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Consultants' crisis...around 300 vacancies exist in Scotland, half of which have been vacant for more than six months.

NHS consultants crisis calls for a public remedy

Would you go to the supermarket, fill up your trolley and expect to walk out with the contents for free?

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The new equipment for Hillcrest includes a hoist system with Emelin Collier, NHSWI Head of Planning & Development, Gordon Jamieson, NHSWI Chief Executive, and Valerie Russell, Action for Children Eilean Siars Childrens Service Manager.

New respite equipment for Hillcrest

New equipment was recently purchased by NHS Western Isles for Action for Children/Hillcrest in Stornoway, to improve facilities for children and young people receiving care in the service’s respite accommodation.

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

NHS Western Isles recently supported European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), to encourage the responsible use of antibiotics by healthcare staff and the public to preserve their effectiveness for future generations.

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Recommendations have been made to improve breast cancer screening.

Calls for breast screening improvements

A series of recommendations to improve the breast screening process has been made following a report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

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Western Isles MSP Angus MacNeil at the annual CRY Parliamentary Reception at Westminister.

MP pledges support to national strategy on young sudden cardiac deaths

The leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is urging all MPs to make a pledge to support a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD) to help save young lives.

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Innes Morton, NHS Western Isles Orthopaedic Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP).

Key to unlocking personal pain

The Pain Association in partnership with NHS Western Isles have launched a new information card that can be given to chronic pain patients at their appointments.

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Flu vaccination call stepped up for Western Isles

Flu vaccination call stepped up for Western Isles

The call for parents in the Western Isles to get their 2 – 5 year old children vaccinated against flu has been stepped up as figures highlighting vaccine uptake across the area were released.

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New dental practice for Stornoway?

New dental practice for Stornoway?

A new dental practice, catering for both NHS and private patients, is in the offing for Stornoway.

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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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Baby Hafsa was born at only 24 weeks.

Miracle baby born at 24 weeks returns home to the Western Isles

Making an appearance into the world on Father’s Day at 24 weeks, and weighing just 580g (1.28lbs), tiny Hafsa was so small she could fit into her mother’s hand.

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Western Isles introduces ‘Welcome to the Ward’ lap trays

Western Isles introduces ‘Welcome to the Ward’ lap trays

NHS Western Isles has become the first Health Board in Scotland to develop and introduce new lap tray mats to its hospitals, welcoming patients to the ward, and providing an array of important patient information by the bedside.

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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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Recruits and Anthony Nolan staff pictured at the launch of the new initiative.

Pioneering donor scheme launched

Police Scotland and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan have joined forces to launch a pioneering programme which has the potential to save hundreds of lives.

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Cases of lungworm are on the increase.

Rise in deadly lungworm parasite

New figures have revealed that the parasite lungworm which targets dogs has been found in nearly every county in the UK.

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Age Scotland, the countrys leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older Peoples Day on October 1.

Age Scotland launches new campaign to promote the benefits of regular exercise

Age Scotland, the country’s leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older People’s Day on October 1.

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One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didnt know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

One in four Scots don’t know eye exams are free

One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didn’t know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

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Report reveals record level of calls from children

More than 900 children in Scotland contact Childline about suicide in a year

Childline carried out more than 900 suicide counselling sessions involving children from Scotland last year as the helpline dealt with record levels of calls on the issue.

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Bobbi Brown Cosmetics launch new store on George Street, Edinburgh. Picture: Bobbi Brown

Scottish spa treatment: Bobbi Brown The Studio, Edinburgh

To celebrate 25 years, Bobbi Brown’s team is helping women to “look like themselves”

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