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NHS Fife staff praised for meeting huge increase in winter demands

NHS staff across Fife have been praised for their “outstanding and tireless efforts” in dealing with the increase in demand on services over the winter months.

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Mum Karen Van Zon tries to walk or cycle with her children to school each day.

Parents fear for kids’ safety in travelling to school

A Glenrothes mum is supporting new research which revealed that fears over physical safety is preventing parents from allowing their children to travel actively to school.

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NHS Fife has reported an increase in flu cases in the Kingdom in recent weeks.

Increase in hospital flu admissions in Fife

NHS Fife has revealed there has been a considerable rise in people being admitted to hospital with flu in the Kingdom over recent weeks.

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Gary Dall

Firefighter in new hope for cancer treatment

Kirkcaldy firefighter Gary Dall is hoping that this will be the month when he undergoes a stem cell transplant which could save his life.

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Examples of some of the labels to looks out for.

Fife food firm hit by haggis and black pudding recall

A Fife food producer has been forced to recall batches of haggis, black pudding, and white pudding amid fears of food poisoning.

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Which pharmacies are open over New Year in Fife?

Which pharmacies are open over New Year in Fife?

No-one wants to see in the New Year feeling ill, but bad luck can always strike.

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Arden House in Leven

Leven charity reaches ‘breaking point’

A Leven charity which supports older people and those with dementia, has warned it is at “breaking point” after Fife Council revealed it would be cutting its funding.

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Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in Fife?

Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in Fife?

No-one wants to get ill at Christmas, but bad luck can always strike.

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William Baxter.  Picture: David Cruickshanks

Disabled veteran fears he’ll die before council fixes home

A disabled army veteran with leukaemia who is waiting for his home to be made adapted to his mobility needs says he fears he will be dead by the time Fife Council gets round to taking action.

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Dementia care nurse Nina Hutchinson with her award. (Pic George McLuskie).

Nina’s pioneering dementia care wins top award

A Kirkcaldy care home nurse has scooped a prestigious national award for her pioneering care for people living with dementia.

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Jura Warburton receives her flu vaccination. Photo: Gareth Easton.

Parents of pre-school children given flu warning

With only two weeks left to take up the flu vaccination, the call for parents across Fife to get their 2 – 5 year old children immunised has been stepped up, with health professionals warning about the unpredictable nature of the virus.

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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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Fife nurse Gemma MacDonald is the first Queen's Nurse in Fife in almost 50 years.

Fife has a Queen’s Nurse for the first time in almost 50 years

A Fife nurse has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse, the first time the honour has been made in Scotland for almost 50 years.

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Fraser Sneddon with wife Nicole and son Abie. Pic: David Cruickshanks.

Fife man reveals how his life was saved by an organ donor

A former Lochgelly man would not be here today if it wasn’t for a successful liver transplant operation which saved his life six years ago.

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Bield announced the closure earlier this year.

Protest could be held over care home future

Organisers behind a campaign to keep a Glenrothes care home open say the group could hold a demonstration outside the Scottish Parliament unless the home is sold soon.

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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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Women across Fife are being urged to make sure they get the flu vaccination.

Pregnant women urged to get flu vaccine

The Royal College of Midwives is urging more pregnant women across Fife to get their flu vaccine to help protect themselves and their babies this winter.

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Helping hands: Sara Emmerson, Angela Bett,  Donna Briggs , Alexa Coventry and Kobi McDougall  all back the centres appeal (Pic: George McLuskie)

Cottage Centre Christmas appeal: ‘We all want the very best for our families at Christmas’

One of the main sources of referrals for the Cottage Centre’s Christmas appeal is Fife Council’s social work department which works day in day out with some of the most vulnerable families in Kirkcaldy.

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Campaign to keep care home open

Campaign to keep care home open

A campaign has been launched to try and prevent the closure of a Glenrothes care home.

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The Volunteers Award went to Roslynn and Andy Hume, represented at the awards by Teresa Perry,  and Forth Valley First Responders.

NHS Fife staff scoop accolades at Scottish Health Awards 2017

A healthcare team and a dentist from Fife have scooped top awards at the Scottish Health Awards 2017 in recognition of their invaluable contribution to Scottish healthcare.

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