Edinburgh boy, 10, gets bionic limb in time for Christmas

A boy’s Christmas wish to be able to use both his hands will be granted, following a charity appeal.


The Sick Kids Christmas video that’s melting Edinburgh hearts

CHILDREN at the Sick Kids hospital were treated to the special sight of snow falling on the hospital, thanks to the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

Murrayfield Stadium.

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Vigil for teen rugby star in coma after Murrayfield collapse

THE family of a young rugby star were holding a vigil at his hospital bedside last night after he collapsed on the pitch during a showcase final at Murrayfield.

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St John's Hospital, Livingston , Pic Lisa Ferguson

Children’s ward set for another staff shortage closure

A children’s unit at a busy hospital will close for a day because of staff shortages.

Tim Davison. Picture: Scott Louden

Lothian wait-times staff acted from ‘best of intentions’

STAFF involved in the under-reporting of waiting times in accident and emergency departments were acting with the best of intentions, the chief executive of NHS Lothian has said.

Eric Liddell is pictured sitting in the front on the right as a member of the Scotland rugby team in 1922.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Rugby cap re-issued for Eric Liddell ‘The Flying Scotsman’

He was the Scottish athlete dubbed ‘The Flying Scotsman’ who stood by his religious principles, refusing to run the 100 metre race because it fell on a Sunday, but who then went on to win a gold medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics for the 400 metres.

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9 Year Old Ava Dovesi had her condition identified by an optometrist at Specsavers Mornignside. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Life-saving operation saved an Edinburgh youngster following a routine eye test

A CATALOGUE of unusual symptoms including headaches, blurry vision and a limp had plagued Ava Dovesi for months.

Five companies were charged at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Legionnaires Disease probe sees five firms deny charges

Five companies face charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act following an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in Edinburgh which saw four people die.

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Quarter of Corstorphine Primary pupils have norovirus

Quarter of Corstorphine Primary pupils have norovirus

Almost a quarter of children are absent from a Capital primary school following an outbreak of the norovirus.

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A six year old has won a competition to design councillors Christmas cards.

Christmas boost for brave boy with brain tumour

THE father of a young boy battling a brain tumour has spoken of his pride after his son won the city’s official Christmas card competition.

Almost half of Scottish patients record at least one 'no show' at their GP each year. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Four out of ten in Edinburgh can’t see their GP

ALMOST four out of ten people in Edinburgh have had trouble getting an appointment with their GP in the past year, an Evening News survey has found.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison has report

NHS Lothian engulfed in new A&E waiting times scandal

THE number of patients forced to wait longer than the national four-hour target has been under-reported across all the Capital’s emergency departments, it has been revealed.

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Bionic hand for brave Cameron would be perfect Xmas gift

A brave boy has launched an online appeal in the hope he can achieve his one Christmas wish – to be able to use both his hands.

St John's Hospital, Livingston , Pic Lisa Ferguson

Children’s ward set for closure due to lack of staff

A beleaguered hospital is to turn away sick children tomorrow because chronic staff shortages mean it does not have enough doctors to cover overnight and weekend shifts.

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A smile and some reassuring words can mean a lot (Picture: Getty)

Susan Morrison: A Brexit heartache that won’t be cured by £350m a week

Clever doctors say that married people are less likely to develop dementia. It’s because of the companionship and the conversation, which leads to mental stimulation.

The public need to see the good work done by our health staff (Picture: Getty)

Susan Morrison: Why we need a public viewing gallery in hospitals

Tuesday is not one of the big nights in A&E, obviously, but it still goes like a fair.

Elsie Inglis.

Princess Royal honours Elsie Inglis in Edinburgh

regarded as a heroine of the First World War and an advocate for women’s rights the dogged resilience of Dr Elsie Inglis, who was instrumental in setting up the Scottish Women’s Hospitals, has been honoured by Royalty in her home city 100 years after her death.

Despite being called no ambulance attended the scene.

No paramedics sent after 17-year old suffers epileptic fit on city street

Dozens of passers by were left horrified after no emergency medical support was sent to a boy who suffered a “major epileptic seizure” on the street.

Patients having to wait months for treatment.

NHS Lothian slammed over missed diagnostic targets

Nearly one in three patients in the Lothians are waiting longer than six weeks for key diagnostic tests, including those to detect cancer.

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