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Blindsided by the huge costs of care

A spider’s web of costs, means testing and rules in regards to care for the elderly is one which many of us will have to face at some point.

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Increase in smoking quitters reported

Increase in smoking quitters reported

The Western Isles are delighted to report that they have had the highest percentage increase in the number of supported smoking quit attempts between 2015/16 and 2016/17.

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Medal ceremony for ambulance staff

Medal ceremony for ambulance staff

At a recent ceremony held in Stornoway Town Hall Scottish Ambulance (SAS) staff received their 10year and 20 year pins with some staff receiving their long service good conduct medals.

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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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Automated service for Stornoway surgery appointments

Automated service for Stornoway surgery appointments

An automated telephone service to book appointments outwith opening hours has been introduced at Stornoway surgery based at Springfield Road, Stornoway.

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Giant Inflatable Colon comes to Western Isles

Giant Inflatable Colon comes to Western Isles

NHS Western Isles are planning bowel screening promotion throughout the Western Isles in November.

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MSP raises concerns on Uist dental hub consultation

MSP raises concerns on Uist dental hub consultation

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has written to Dr Ron Culley, Chief Officer of the Western Isles Integrated Joint Board, to outline local concerns regarding the current consultation on proposed changes to dental services in Uist.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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Nursing Students meet The Princess Royal

Nursing Students meet The Princess Royal

HRH The Princess Royal visited Stornoway this afternoon to welcome the University of the Highlands and Islands’ first ever intake of nursing students.

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Nursing students in Islands receive Royal welcome

Nursing students in Islands receive Royal welcome

HRH The Princess Royal visited Stornoway and Inverness today (Monday 25 September) to welcome the University of the Highlands and Islands’ first ever intake of nursing students.

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Beware of the Lion’s Mane

Beware of the Lion’s Mane

Gazette reader Michael Malgorzata came across this giant jellyfish, the ‘Lion’s Mane’ jellyfish, at the weekend on Tolsta beach.

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All flavours of Macb water have now been recalled.

Scots soft drinks maker recalls all flavoured water due to "presence of mould"

A Scottish drinks brand which had previously recalled its raspberry and kiwi flavoured water has now been forced to withdraw its entire range from sale "due to the presence of mould".

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Step forward for Barra hospital

Step forward for Barra hospital

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has welcomed the submission of the outline business case for a new hospital on Barra.

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Boil notice lifted

Boil notice lifted

The Boil Notice which had been placed on properties in Tolsta has now been lifted.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison with Amanda Kopel.

Frank’s Law - Free personal care for under 65s

At least 9000 families in Scotland will benefit from the introduction of free personal care for everyone who requires it, regardless of age.

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E-coli warning

E-coli warning

Following a routine sample being taken from Tolsta Village Service Reservoir which serves 218 properties in the Tolsta area of Lewis, testing has identified the presence of E.coli in this localised section of the network.

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Kindness in Care award for Kettings

Kindness in Care award for Kettings

HC-One’s Blar Buidhe Care Home in Stornoway, is celebrating the success of colleague Martin Kettings, who received a Kindness in Care Award for the great work he delivers for Residents on a daily basis.

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Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that could be more effective than current methods.

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Let’s talk Parkinson’s in Benbecula

Let’s talk Parkinson’s in Benbecula

Find out more about Parkinson’s and the services on offer to local people when Parkinson’s UK visits Benbecula next month.

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