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Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Clinical decision on patient escorts

Clinical decision on patient escorts

The cost of travelling to the mainland to access health care and treatment is a concern for every islander.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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Concern about dental health care in Islands

Concern about dental health care in Islands

The Western Isles Constituency Labour Party (CLP) has given its full support for the three-site option for delivering dental services across Berneray, North Uist, Grimsay, Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay.

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Alzheimer's Research UK's new Edinburgh fundraising group are planning a charity quiz night

Mighty effort for new charity group

A group of passionate volunteers whose lives have been touched by dementia have launched a fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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Isabell MacInnes, NHS Western Isles Health Protection and Screening Nurse Specialist.

Isles nurse awarded prestigious travelling fellowship

NHS Western Isles Health Protection and Screening Nurse Specialist, Isabell MacInnes, has been announced as one of just 150 recipients of a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship for 2018.

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Smokers urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day 2018

Smokers urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day 2018

Smokers in the Outer Hebrides are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 14th March.

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Health staff put their best foot forward and win recognition

Health staff put their best foot forward and win recognition

NHS Western Isles’ Walk 500 Miles step count challenge has won the Healthy Staff Award at the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) #WeCanICan Conference in Edinburgh on February 5th.

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MSP urges authorities to reject dental hub model

MSP urges authorities to reject dental hub model

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has written to the Chief Executives of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and NHS Western Isles, urging them to respect the “overwhelming and seemingly unanimous view” of people in Uist that plans for a single dental hub should be abandoned.

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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 physio team.

New form launched for Physiotherapy Self Referral

A new physiotherapy self referral form has been launched by NHS Western Isles.

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Call to women to look after their health

Call to women to look after their health

NHS Western Isles is encouraging women across the Western Isles to reduce their risk of cervical cancer by attending a cervical screening test.

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Land between Goathill Farm and Sand Street has been identified for the new care complex.

Growing to meet the Lewis care demand

A new project which is set to transform residential care services in Lewis has taken a step forward this week.

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Reduced visiting hours introduced at Western Isles Hospital

Reduced visiting hours introduced at Western Isles Hospital

As a result of a high level of respiratory illness within Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway, including confirmed cases of Influenza A, NHS Western Isles has taken the decision to temporarily restrict visiting hours in the hospital.

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Happy Birthday to the NHS

Happy Birthday to the NHS

2018 sees the 70th anniversary of the NHS in Scotland, with a number of significant milestones and records marking the occasion.

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Ambulance figures are not adding up says MSP

Ambulance figures are not adding up says MSP

An MSP has been left confused by a Freedom of Information reply from ambulance chiefs which shows more accident and emergency vehicles at Scottish stations than are actually in operation.

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Ann Macleod and Uisdean Russell Smith, of Sp�rsnis, enjoying a cycle on the borrowed Voluntary Action Lewis bike  ' similar to the one currently on its way to Ness.

Helping hand from Trust to get active

An island community land trust has funded free gym membership for the over-65s and a companion tandem bike for people with additional needs in order to break down the barriers that prevent people accessing sport and recreation.

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Good standards noted in Isles’ hospital theatre

Good standards noted in Isles’ hospital theatre

The latest Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) Inspection Report has praisef the Western Isles Hospital Theatre Department for a good standard of cleanliness throughout.

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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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