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Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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‘Shocking’ A&E wait times

‘Shocking’ A&E wait times

Over 50 NHS Ayrshire and Arran patients were left waiting in A&E for over 12 hours before being seen in a five week period up to January 7.

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Jane Rorison, pharmacist from Ogg and Co. Pharmacy in Ayr helps to launch the Pharmacy First campaign.

Pharmacy First medication

Pharmacies across NHS Ayrshire & Arran could become the first port of call for prescription medicines for common conditions.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Bill Grant MP.

Chemo treatment should remain at Ayr

The campaign to keep a life-saving chemotherapy unit at Ayr Hospital is being backed by Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Bill Grant.

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Helen McDowell pictured with Marion MacAskill (housing trust manager),  Kenny Nicol (station manager Girvan Hospital Ambulance Service)and housing care workers with a Message in a Bottle.

Message in a bottle campaign

Fridges across South Ayrshire now contain the medical and personal information that will help emergency services help vulnerable people if called on to do so.

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Chairman Dr Martin Cheyne addressing the audience.

Health secretary attends Ayrshire NHS review

Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, visited University Hospital Crosshouse last week (Friday 20 October) for NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Annual Review.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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Sharon Swan, Service Manager for Aberlour Family Service.

Lotto funding boost for South Ayrshire family service

A ground-breaking project which helps adults with learning disabilities to become better parents, has received a National Lottery Award of £150,000, from The Big Lottery Fund.

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Members of the Ayrshire Hospice clinical, community, housekeeping and maintenance team gathers to celebrate the start of Hospice Care Week

Go Purple for hospice care week

Ayrshire Hospice is celebrating Hospice Care Week by spotlighting the huge variety of roles over 185 employed staff and 600 volunteers play.

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YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

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The proposals to deliver the increase in entitlement are now being considered by the Scottish Government

Plans to double childcare in Ayrshire

Proposals to deliver almost double the amount of free early learning and childcare have been approved by South Ayrshire Council and will now go to the Scottish Government for consideration.

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The scheme will work with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

New service to save lives in Carrick

A vital new service providing emergency care has been launched in Girvan and South Carrick.

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