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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: a mother’s story

A Scottish mum whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004 has given her support to a Johnston Press investigation into veteran suicides.

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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides “smacks of cover-up”

The number of UK veterans who tragically take their own lives is being suppressed by the Scottish and Westminster Governments, a Johnston Press investigation has found.

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The cost of bed blocking to the region’s health board is over £2m

The cost of bed blocking to the region’s health board is over £2m

The cost of delayed discharge from NHS Ayrshire and Arran hospitals over the three months to June is £2,364,018.

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Bereavement officer Lizzie Linton, with Liz Campbell and Provost Moonie

Support for dementia care

The South Ayrshire Dementia Support Association is £5000 better off after a donation by South Ayrshire Council.

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Ian after Weigh to Go

Ian a shining example of the ‘Weigh to Go’

A ‘Weigh to Go’ programme created by South Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran is helping to transform people’s lives.

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The cost of GP recruitment crisis revealed

The cost of GP recruitment crisis revealed

The GP recruitment crisis facing Ayrshire is spiralling out of control according to local Labour MSP Colin Smyth.

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Pat Spence, who believes the wind turbines surrounding her home are affecting her health organised the meeting in Colmonell.

Health issues of turbine noise

Wind farm operators are being urged to pay more attention to reports about the impact of wind turbines on nearby residents.

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Ballantrae Primary School will be closed indefinitely following a major fire.

Ballantrae school fire ‘devastating’

Six fire appliances fought a blaze at Ballantrae Primary School on Monday evening, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirming there were no casualties.

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Hillcrest Care Home, Girvan celebrates its 40th birthday.

Hillcrest’s 40 years of caring for the elderly

Girvan’s Hillcrest care home will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its opening at the end of this month.

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Government focus on walking and cycling

Government focus on walking and cycling

South Ayrshire Paths Initiative has welcomed an injection of extra funding into Scotland’s walking and cycling infrastructure.

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Callum DeBoys presented Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow with much needed fans for the Intensive Care Unit after fundraising as a thank you for the care he received there last year.

Callum’s thanks to medical team

A young motorcyclist who was involved in a serious accident outside Kirkmichael less than a year ago has shown his gratitude for the medical treatment he received.

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The charity Combat Stress has launched a new Peer Support Service for former service personnel.

Support service for region’s veterans

Former servicemen and women in Lanarkshire who are struggling to cope with life outside of the military are being urged to sign up to a new peer support service.

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The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

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Professor Hazel Borland, nurse director, Rhona Scott, Macmillan nurse specialist gynaecology, Gynaecology Unit Ayrshire Maternity Unit, and Jacqueline Thomson.

Macmillan nurse’s award

Rhona Scott, Macmillan Nurse specialist gynaecology, has been awarded The Isabella Kimmett Compassionate Care Award by one of her patients.

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Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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Christopher Miller explains how difficult it can be travelling on public transport.

An insight into life for those with autism

The 58,000 people in Scotland who are on the autism spectrum are finding their voice during World Autism Awareness Week and that includes Girvan’s Christopher Miller.

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Air Marshal Stuart Atha  (centre) is joined by Rear Admiral Chris Hockley (L) and Poppyscotland's Mark Bibbey (r) at the Kilmarnock centre.

Aryshire’s new armed forces welfare centre

Poppyscotland has opened a new welfare centre to serve the 37,000 members of the armed forces community who live in and around Ayrshire.

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