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Bored patients complain about lack of TVs at Vic

BORED patients have been left staring at the walls at Victoria Hospital because of a lack of TVs.


New figures reveal drop in nursing numbers in Fife

There were 3,484 wholetime equivalent nursing and midwifery staff in March 2011, but by the end of the year that number had fallen by 118.


Health board buys iPads while rationing incontinence pads

HEALTH bosses forked out £17,000 on iPads while cutting back on basic essentials such as incontinence pads, it emerged today.


Hospital blocked calls from pensioner ringing up to check on her sick husband

A PENSIONER who phoned a hospital to check on her sick husband was branded a nuisance caller. Heartless staff blocked her calls and then contacted police to demand that they stop her ringing up. Now NHS Fife have been forced to apologise over their actions and other aspects of the treatment of the 73-year-old patient, named only as Mr C.


Anna takes her case to Holyrood

NEARLY 3000 signatures have been gathered in support of the health campaign spearheaded on behalf of Scottish people by Methilhill nurse Anna Flaws.


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