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Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Both families believe mistakes were made at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

Longer visiting times for hospital wards

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is introducing more flexible visiting times across University Hospital Ayr and University Hospital Crosshouse.

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Secure Hillcrest future

Families, staff, and the wider public are being given the chance to give their views on plans looking at local authority provision of residential care for older people.

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An audiology hearing test

Charity survey calls for NHS to do more

NHS audiology services in Ayrshire and Arran are being urged to do more to meet the individual needs of people with hearing loss.

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Ayr Hospital is one of the hospitals in Ayrshire and Arran with an A+E department.

Ayr Hospital performing below national average

University Hospital Ayr is currently over 10 per cent worse than the nation average regarding the waiting time for patients in the accident and emergency unit.

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Most shop-bought chickens in the UK contain food poisoning bugs, the FSA has warned. Picture: Getty

Bug in 73% of shop-bought chickens, FSA warns

ALMOST three-quarters of shop-bought chickens are contaminated with food poisoning bug campylobacter, a major investigation by the Food Standards Agency has found.

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Ayrshire epilepsy information event

Epilepsy Scotland are encouraging residents in and around Ayrshire to attend an information event.

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A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: Dr Heather Hall accepts the award for 'positive steps'.

Fall prevention scheme takes award in its stride

AN AYRSHIRE initiative that helps the elderly avoid falls has received high praise in the form of its second national award.

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Scots invitated to Young Epilepsy open day

National charity Young Epilepsy is inviting parents and carers from across the Scotland to a free open day so they can learn more about its specialist school, college and medical facilities.

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Ayrshire doctor falls on her feet

A LEARNING pack to help older people avoid falls has won the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist’s (CSP) national ‘Dragons’ Den’ competition and secured the prize of £5000.

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