July 10, 2020

NHS Ayrshire and Arran (NHSAA) has confirmed preparations are underway to resume hospital visits. 

This is in line with SNP Government guidance published on 30 June and describes a staged approach to restarting visiting as we continue to work hard to protect patients, staff and visitors from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The key changes are as follows:

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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...

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 23, 2020

Dental practices across North Ayrshire and Scotland were able to resume seeing NHS patients in need of urgent care as of Monday 22 June.

Dentists have received guidance and Personal Protection Equipment to enable them to provide urgent treatments that do not create an aerosol, under the NHS Scotland remobilisation plan.

This work will be aligned t...

June 9, 2020

A new report outlines the dramatic increase in supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Scotland since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that frontline workers are able to access the vital equipment they need.

The Scottish Government, in partnership with the NHS, Scottish Enterprise, the National Manufacturing Institute S...

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 29, 2020

The iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct was lit up on 28 May in what was the last of the series of light-ups.

The 21-arch viaduct, which features in the Harry Potter series of films, joined famous venues and attractions across Scotland in lighting up in NHS colours to salute the efforts of healthcare workers and others in the fight...

May 14, 2020

More vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being manufactured in Scotland following the establishment of a new NHS Scotland supply chain.

Contracts between NHS Scotland and a number of companies based in Scotland will help strengthen and expand the supply of vital protective gowns in Scotland, securing long-term stock levels. NHS Scotland...

April 28, 2020

New measures have been introduced to help patients with emergency eye problems, reducing the need for them to attend hospital during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Backed by up to £3 million of SNP Government funding, Emergency Eyecare Treatment Centres have been established in all health board areas.

The NHS Ayrshire and Arran facility has...

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