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Closures of Maternity Units across Grampian Arouses Concern

After the board of NHS Grampian voted for the closure of maternity services at four rural hospitals in the area, fears for expectant mothers and their unborn babies have been raised.// Following this decision the North-east will be left with only three fully dedicated maternity units at Peterhe...

‘Dirty’ and Dangerous Tools Put Full Stop to Operatin

...t had to return without the job completed. Confirming that equipment in one tray and two back-up trays could not be used, as it was ‘marked’, NHS grampian was reported to have apologized. A statement issued by the health board said: "Clearly, surgery can't go ahead if there is the slightest possibili...

Maggots in a hospital ward!!

...s, a dead bird on the ward’s roof was responsible for the infestation. NHS grampian said that the ward was thoroughly cleaned and the patients could return after the clinicians gave the all-clear. An NHS grampian spokesman said: "There was no health risk to patients. "Measures are bei...

Patient and Staff of Two Hospitals at Risk Of Contracting TB

...hat some of them may need screening and chest X-rays at a certain point in time, but the vast majority are not going to require screening. In the NHS grampian area there are only 20 to 25 cases each year." ...

Woman Elects For Mastectomy: Prolonged Wait For Genetic Results

...A1 or BRCA2 genes, faces a lifetime risk of up to 85 per cent, of developing breast cancer, and up to 40 per cent for ovarian cancer. A NHS grampian spokesman said: "There are only two labs in Scotland that do the tests, one in Aberdeen and Glasgow. The service did receive funding from the Executi...

Hospitals In Scotland Not Diagnosing DVT Properly

...Services Ombudsman SPSO, has confirmed their belief that their daughter could have been saved. SPSO also has upheld a series of complaints against NHS grampian made by the dead woman’s daughter. Prof Brown explained that she would be bringing the matter to the attention of the Executive and NHS Quality ...

Health Officials Defend Their Decision To House Patients In Hotels

... Doctor, Health officials of the NHS grampian said that people were offered places in hotels it was deemed clinically app... Aberdeen hotel accommodation instead of wards. A spokeswoman for NHS grampian said a doctor always took the decision as to whether it would be suitable f...

Possible Outbreak of TB in Aberdeen

...rry. // Staffs at National Health Service (NHS) grampian are trying to make contact with all those who atte...sease among close contacts of the patient. NHS grampian is offering screening to those who attended the Fr...ecessity for screening. But doctors of the NHS grampian said that long periods of close contact with the d...

Mobile Operating Theater to Cut Waiting Times

...es for patients//. The hospital is equipped with an operating theatre and health bosses hope that bout 200 operations can be carried out here. NHS grampian said that this is the first Scottish theatre to employ a ward as well. The van has been leased from Vanguard Healthcare Solutions and the operations w...

More Drug Addicts In Scotland Seek Treatment

...users is falling. About 8% of the illicit drug users took cocaine. Out of the 348 people who used crack cocaine, as many as 106 people belonged to the grampian NHS health board area, while Greater Glasgow accounted for 42, and Lothian another 93. The ranks of the unemployed accounted for 84% of the new drug u...
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