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The latest news from Fife.

'Patients in Fife deserve better' — region posts worst bed blocking figures in Scotland

NHS Fife still has the worst bed blocking record in the country  despite a Scottish Government campaign to drive down hospital discharge  waiting times.


NHS Fife could reduce operations to save money

Health services in Fife could cut back on certain medical procedures to save cash, it has emerged.


NHS Fife bans e-cigarettes on safety grounds

NHS Fife has banned e-cigarettes because they pose a fire hazard and  possible danger to health — and more health boards could follow, with  NHS Tayside also considering the issue.


'It was brutal' — elderly woman's family horrified to learn sacked nurse is back with NHS

The family of a frail Alzheimer's sufferer who was ''battered black  and blue'' by a nurse at a Fife hospital have expressed fears for the  safety of other patients after learning that the sacked nurse has been  reinstated as an NHS employee.


41,000 nurse hours lost

THERE were 41,000 working hours lost at NHS Fife's operational division in March, new figures reveal. The absenteeism problem was worst among nursing and midwifery staff where the sickness rate reached 8.26 per cent - more than double the target figure.


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