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Hospital failed to spot broken wrist

Hospital staff refused to arrange an x-ray for a schoolgirl who was later found to be suffering from a double fracture of her wrist.

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One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didnt know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

One in four Scots don’t know eye exams are free

One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didn’t know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

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Bellshill Mens Shed welcomes members of all ages who are involved in a variety of projects, with woodworking being a very popular pursuit.

Men can Shed their loneliness

A community group aims to address the social, health and well-being needs of men living in the Bellshill area through socialising and manual labour.

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Nicole Norman with twin boys Aaron (left) and Kaiden

Mum’s anger over son’s playground injury

A Motherwell woman has accused Ladywell Primary of negligence after her son was injured in a playground accident.

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The Remember Well group meets twice a week in Crosshill Parish Curch, Motherwell, and invites everyone affected by dementia to join them.

New members are Well-come

A Motherwell charity which provides an outlet for people who have been diagnosed with dementia is looking for new members.

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Physiotherapists Nicola Hardie (left) and Stephanie Chillingworth showing the rehab videos on tablets.

Web workout videos boost physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are swapping long journeys on rural roads for the speed of the information superhighway by treating patients using online videos.

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Report reveals record level of calls from children

More than 900 children in Scotland contact Childline about suicide in a year

Childline carried out more than 900 suicide counselling sessions involving children from Scotland last year as the helpline dealt with record levels of calls on the issue.

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Scott Ramsay, who has been on the waiting list for a donor kidney since March this year.

More lives saved by organ transplant

The number of patients living in Scotland whose lives were saved or improved by an organ transplant increased by 9 per cent last year to 415.

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The community mental health team look forward to seeing everyone again in October

Dementia Cafe cancelled due to maintenance work

The NHS Lanarkshire Dementia Café will not take place this Friday.

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The push up world record bid will kick off at Strathclyde Park on Saturday morning.

Call 2 arms for world record bid in Strathclyde Park

A world record attempt will take place at Strathclyde Park this weekend as mental health experts throwing their weight behind a global internet exercise phenomenon.

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Jack Moxen with some of the treats he baked in aid of the Royal Sick Children's Hospital

Jack of hearts

A Bellshill schoolboy has been raising money to help sick children, just days before he undergoes an operation himself.

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Nicola Rankin from Bellshill and dad Andy Reilly on her wedding day

NHS staff get Andy to the wedding on time

NHS Lanarkshire has been praised for making sure a Bellshill bride’s father was able to give her away just days after he had a heart attack.

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Marion Fellows has her check-up.

MP gets checked to support heart charity

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows supported the UK charity Heart Valve Voice by attending a check-up event in Westminster.

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The Suicide Prevention North Lanarkshire launch at Fir Park.

Motherwell FC supports launch of suicide prevention campaign

Motherwell FC is helping to raise awareness that almost one person a week dies by suicide in North Lanarkshire.

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Andy Murray is promoting the benefits of digital health and care. Pic: Jordan Mansfield.

Tennis star’s partnership with Eurocentral project

Tennis star Andy Murray has turned his focus to global health after becoming an ambassador for the Digital Health & Care Institute (DCI).

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Stripping off for the organ donation campaign are (l-r) Olivia Carr, Councillor Heather McVey, David Carroll, Linda Johnston and Councillor Alan OBrien.

Council staff strip off for organ donation campaign

North Lanarkshire Council staff have bared almost all in support of a national campaign to increase the number of people in Scotland on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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NHS Lanarkshire board announces its plans for orthopaedic trauma

NHS Lanarkshire board announces its plans for orthopaedic trauma

The board of NHS Lanarkshire have set out their plans for the future of orthopaedic trauma services in the area.

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back from left  NHS Lanarkshire cancer service manager Margaret Kelly, Macmillan development manager Nici Hill-Lyons, NHS Lanarkshire Macmillan cancer improvement programme manager Lynn Mack 
middle from left  Maggies Lanarkshire centre head Lorrie Forsyth, NHS Lanarkshire nurse consultant for cancer care Mhairi Simpson, Haven Centre manager Janice Williams 
front from left  Health & Social Care North Lanarkshires Kathie Coonagh, NHS Lanarkshire public health consultant Dr Jennifer Darnborough, NHS Lanarkshire director of access Judith Park

Strategy continues fight against cancer

The fight against cancer in Lanarkshire was highlighted at an event marking the success of a special programme to tackle the disease.

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Nothing spoils summer like pink chicken

Beware pink chicken this BBQ season

North Lanarkshire Council is supporting Food Standards Scotland’s safety campaign: ‘Nothing spoils summer like pink chicken’.

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Protests over plan to shut trauma unit

Protests over plan to shut trauma unit

Nursing staff and doctors at Monklands Hospital, as well as members of the public, are expected to participate in a demonstration stating their opposition to plans to close a specialist orthopedic trauma ward.

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