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Air ambulance called for patient

An air ambulance touched down close to homes in Bellshill after an emergency call out.

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Motherwell man Grant Kelly braves the Arctic in aid of Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity

Grant’s Arctic trek helps him raise thousands for sick kids

Trekking across the frozen wasteland of northern Finland into the Artic Circle is not everyone’s cup of tea – but for Grant Kelly it was worth every step.

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Official opening...pupils with Haggi the Mascot and guests of honour when the health fayre kicked off at the school earlier this month. (Picture Alan Watson)

Donation conversation at Dalziel High’s health fayre

Organs – how we use them and care for them better – was the theme at this year’s health fayre in Dalziel High School.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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Margaret Crookston picks up her award

Pharmacy stalwart is winning team player

A hospital pharmacy team member with more than 40 years’ service picked up a top industry accolade at the Scottish Pharmacist Awards.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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(Clockwise from top left) organiser Hazel McGloin (left) with Liz Burns from Juvenile Diabetes UK, guest of honour Kathy McConnachie and many of the guests at the second annual reunion for Bellshill Maternity staff at Bothwell Bridge Hotel

Former maternity staff are reunited

Staff from the former Bellshil Maternity Hospital held their second annual reunion at Bothwell Bridge Hotel.

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Sign of the times...Ian Galloway and Helen Penman, of Lanarkshire Deaf Club, are keen for local employers to help by signing up for sign language training.

Job club urges firms to sign up to get Lanarkshire’s deaf community into work

A job club for the deaf community which was set up earlier this year has been congratulated for quickly helping two people into employment.

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What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Tommy Gemmell

St Patrick’s holds memorial mass for Celtic legend

A Memorial Mass for Celtic legend Tommy Gemmell will take place as part of the Saint John Paul II devotions at St Patrick’s Church in Shieldmuir tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7.30pm.

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Over the next 20 years there will be 36,000 more people aged 75 and over living in Lanarkshire, a rise of 48 per cent.

Council backs plan to deal with ‘ticking timebomb’ in health and social care sector

North Lanarkshire Council has backed the creation of a Health and Social Care Academy which could create thousands of jobs.

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Mrs Margaret Sneddon, chairwoman of the British Lymphology Society

Strathcarron hosts event starring top professor

An award-winning campaigner is staging a unique session featuring an eminent US academic at Strathcarron Hospice on Monday, March 20.

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Marjory Borthwick (left) with Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

Council candidate dies at Tory conference

The Scottish Conservative conference opened with silence for the chairwoman of the party’s North Lanarkshire branch Marjory Borthwick, who died at the conference dinner last night.

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Colin and Liann Weir with children Abigail and  Samuel, named after Dr Samuel Ibhanesebhor the consultant neonatologist who cared for Emily

Emily’s legacy touches the hearts of a nation

A Motherwell couple marked what would’ve been their daughter’s 10th birthday — by quietly touching hearts across the nation.

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Tommy Gemmell, pictured in Dunblane last year

Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell dies at the age of 73

Celtic great Tommy Gemmell, a member of the famed Lisbon Lions, has died at the age of 73.

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Jane Grant joined NHS Forth Valley in October 2013.

Jane is moving on to top role at UK’s biggest health board

Jane Grant has been appointed as the new chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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Baby bank founder Bernadette Murphy and trustee Laura Livingstone

Baby bank failed charity test over salary concern

Lanarkshire Baby Bank’s bid to become a charity was turned down due to concerns over how much it was to pay a general manager.

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Billy McNeill with some of his fellow Lisbon Lions at Celtic vs Inter Milan in 2015

Celtic legend Billy McNeill’s wife reveals his battle with dementia

The wife of Celtic legend Billy McNeill has spoken out about his battle with dementia.

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