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Victoria Hospital ‘must improve’ elderly care

A SCOTTISH hospital, criticised over its care of elderly patients, has once again been told to make improvements by inspectors.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) said that, while some progress had been made by Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy since their last visit in May, they had identified several areas where urgent improvement was still needed. Read more...

Fife paramedic cleared over shopping on duty

A PARAMEDIC who stopped to do personal shopping while responding to an urgent call has been cleared of misconduct.

A fitness to practice hearing found the case against Victoria Arnott "not well founded" after being told she had simply visited a chemist when she began to feel unwell.

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Paramedic ‘went to PC World’ on way to call-out

A PARAMEDIC has admitted telling colleagues she stopped her ambulance at a retail park to pick up equipment for her computer on her way to an urgent call to help a depressed and suicidal woman.

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Scottish health boards ‘failing stroke patients’

Two-thirds of health boards in Scotland have failed to hit a target to make sure stroke patients have speedy access to specialist wards, a report shows.

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Doctors baffled as C.diff jumps between hospitals

AN INVESTIGATION has failed to identify how a deadly outbreak of Clostridium difficile was able to spread between two Scottish hospitals. Health officials are still in the dark about how a third patient died with a rare strain of the bug following two deaths elsewhere in Fife. Read more...

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