July 7, 2020

Some planned healthcare delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will now be carried out at NHS Louisa Jordan to help NHS Scotland recover. 

Built at the beginning of the outbreak at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, the hospital will initially receive some orthopaedic outpatient consultations from July. If clinically success...

July 3, 2020

The Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) will take over the running of Scotland’s coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile testing units from the start of September.

Currently operated by HM Armed Forces, the mobile units will pass to SAS, where they will continue to support the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the management of localised ou...

June 29, 2020

Cervical Cancer screening and some NHS Scotland national screening programmes which were paused in March because of coronavirus are set to resume safely, carefully and in a series of stages.

As of Monday 29 June, anyone who had been invited for cervical screening before the pause and was yet to make an appointment or had their appointment cancell...

June 25, 2020

Care home residents across North Ayrshire and Scotland will be able to receive visitors outside from 03 July, provided the care home meets strict criteria, with infection control measures remaining in place.

The next phase of visiting will include outdoor meetings with a single nominated visitor and that face coverings must be worn for the visit’...

June 4, 2020

New guidance has been published to help NHS Scotland prioritise those most in need of cancer treatment.

Whilst the majority of cancer treatments have been maintained during the coronavirus pandemic, the Framework for Recovery of Cancer Surgery sets out how health boards should prioritise cancer surgery as NHS Scotland resumes more services follow...

June 1, 2020

NHS Scotland will begin resuming some services that have been suspended, delayed or deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19), whilst continuing to protect emergency, urgent and maternity care.

‘Re-mobilise, Recover, Re-design, The Framework for NHS Scotland’ sets out how Health Boards will follow national and local clinical advice to safely and gra...

May 26, 2020

Extra financial support will be given to social care workers in Scotland during the Coronavirus emergency, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman MSP announced.

More than 85% of care workers in Scotland work for private companies or charitable providers of care, who are responsible for their own employees. However, the 

Scottish Government has stepped in...

May 21, 2020

A £1 million fund is being created to help support women with transvaginal mesh complications.

The scheme will be run by NHS National Services Scotland and open for applications at the start of July and run until the end of June next year.

It will be available to women who have experienced complications after having vaginal mesh implanted in proce...

May 14, 2020

North Ayrshire’s Social Care Sector has been allocated an additional £1,339,000 from the SNP Government, to help with the financial impact of the coronavirus. This is part of an initial £50 million across Scotland.

This funding will help address immediate challenges and support ongoing provision of social care.

Health and Social Care Partnerships...

May 8, 2020

The SNP Government has allocated an additional £204,967 to two specialist organisations, to help them support 47,000 people with autism across Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

£159,920 is to increase capacity in the Scottish Autism Helpline and £45,057 for the National Autistic Society to help people keep in touch online durin...

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