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The latest news from Fife.
Fife paramedic cleared over shopping on duty
- 10 October 2013
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.
Paramedic ‘went to PC World’ on way to call-out
- 09 October 2013
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.
Scottish health boards ‘failing stroke patients’
- 09 July 2013
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.
Doctors baffled as C.diff jumps between hospitals
- 26 June 2013
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...
Dad’s devastation at young surgeon’s crash death
- 27 April 2013
Trainee surgeon Sarah Laftavi was killed just minutes from her parents’ home in a horrific accident which has stunned family and friends.
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