Month: June 2022

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Heartstart Discovery will restart its free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of the public in Dundee and Perth in July 2022.   Receiving emergency life support (ELS) gives a casualty the best possible chance of survival until professional help arrives. The courses are free and no medical knowledge is required in order […]

NHS 24 and the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) are offering new support to people living with thoughts of suicide or plans to end their own life. Short video clips are hosted on NHS inform, where people from across Scotland tell their individual stories. The people featured generously share the ways they have found […]

The 999 BSL UK emergency video relay service for deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users launched on Friday 17 June. The service gives deaf BSL users the option of calling the emergency services using BSL, via the 999 BSL website and app.   Susan Daniels OBE, Chief Executive of the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: […]

Despite recent rainfall, water scarcity remains a growing threat in the east of Scotland with more areas raised to Alert level. In the latest report published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the Borders joins parts of Aberdeenshire, Tayside, Fife and the Lothians, where businesses that abstract water from the environment are being advised […]

Today (Saturday 18 June, 2022) the new gym at Brechin Community Campus opened after undergoing a major redevelopment to enhance the experience for gym-goers. Part of a £900K investment programme to improve ANGUSalive sports centres, Brechin’s new gym has been redesigned to maximise floor space, create an all-encompassing lifting, functional fitness and group training space and feature new […]

  A daughter who cared for her mum after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour is taking on a sponsored skydive to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity to help fund vital research to find a cure for the disease. Robyn Towns, 22, from Arbroath, lost her mum Dorothy in December last year after […]

Life without communication a fear for over a third of the population, but reality for stroke survivors like Tom Stroke Association shares survey to mark Aphasia Awareness Month The fear of being unable to communicate has been laid bare in a new survey (i) of over 163 people across Scotland. Research conducted by the Stroke […]

  Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across Scotland, NHS Tayside has updated its guidance for visiting patients in hospital. With the exception of a small number of services, visitors will no longer have to book an appointment before visiting inpatient wards. From Friday, 10 June, visitors will no longer need to make an appointment […]

  Carers Week is an annual national campaign which aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognize the contribution that they make to families and communities throughout the UK. This year’s theme is “Making caring visible, valued and supported”.  The aim is to ensure that caring is valued and respected […]

Oral and Maxillofacial dental patients in Tayside will benefit from a new service delivering conscious sedation, an alternative to general anaesthesia.   Conscious sedation will be used for patients who have a high level of dental anxiety and find it difficult to tolerate dental procedures under local anaesthesia.  The use of sedation can make patients feel more […]

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