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Carers centre is top quality

A carers centre, one of only two such organisations in Scotland, has been awarded the prestigious quality assurance award.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson welcomes everyone to the meeting which looked at the safety needs of older people in communities across Scotland.

MSP co-hosts safety event

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson co-hosted an event at the Scottish Parliament which focussed on the safety needs of older people

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William McGowan from Glasgow Children's Hopsital Charity (second left) with (l-r) Victoria Reagan, John Devlin and Claire Ferguson of Ascensos'.''Pic: Chris Watt

Contact centre CGHC donation

Contact centre management specialist Ascensos has donated £17,500 to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

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Principal Martin McGuire; Avril Cutler of Stigma Free Scotland and Linda McTavish, chair of the Lanarkshire Regional Board sign the pledge.

College pledges to challenge mental health stigma

New College Lanarkshire has pledged to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination – the first educational establishment to do so.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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Aimee Sweeney

Family of tragic Aimee criticise Cypriot care

A former Newarthill family plan to take legal action against a Cypriot medical facility following the death of 18-year-old Aimee Sweeney.

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Ravenscraig Steel Works pictured in 1980

Last call for steelworkers to get justice

Former British Steel workers suffering from life-limiting and debilitating respiratory diseases have until February 23 to register to join the group taking legal action.

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Luke Murphy (22) was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in February 2016.

Luke raises awareness of ‘invisible illnesses’

A young Bellshill man is raising awareness about a rare genetic condition that causes him significant pain on a daily basis.

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John 'Maxie' McAvoy with wife Anna

Maxie had love for the game

A stalwart of boys’ football in the Viewpark area has died at the age 76 following a short illness.

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Canon Noel Carey

Canon Carey passes away

The former Administrator of Motherwell Cathedral, Canon Noel Carey, passed away at his home in Barna, County Offaly, yesterday (Tuesday).

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Ray Mitchell (far, right) is joined by Airdrie and Shotts MSP Alex Neil to deliver the gifts to the Royal Hospital for Children.

Ray of sunshine for kids stuck in hospital

Charity champion ensures sick children get to enjoy Christmas

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Santa ride treated young patients at Wishaw General

Children’s ward Xmas treat

A Santa bike ride helped to treat the children staying at Wishaw General Hospital over Christmas.

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Alice Homer

Carbrain stalwart passes away

A stalwart of the Carbain community passed away in her sleep last week at Monklands Hospital following a period of ill-health.

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Alzheimer Scotland's Resource Centre in Dalziel Street  will close on Friday until March

Centre closes for refurbishment

Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Resource Centre in Motherwell, will close for refurbishment this week.

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Last year's NHS Lanarkshire Staff award-winners. Photo: Gary Hutchison.

Last chance to nominate your healthcare hero

It is your last chance to nominate your healthcare hero for NHS Lanarkshire’s Staff Awards.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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Maureen McSherry (back, second from right) and Lyn Clyde (back, third from right) with members of the maternity team and baby Hunter Ness. Hunter's mum is also an NHS Lanarkshire midwife.

NHS Lanarkshire midwifery team nominated for top award

NHS Lanarkshire’s midwifery team has been nominated for the prestigious Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Award for Midwifery Service of the Year.

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Jimmy Hood pictured in 2015 with staff and volunteers of Lab on a Lorry

Tributes paid to Jimmy Hood

Tributes have been paid to former Labour MP Jimmy Hood who has died aged 69.

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Jackie Lockhart

Race night raises £6,960

A memorial night fundraiser for a much-loved Bellshill woman has managed to raise the staggering sum of £6,900 for two charities.

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Death rate down at NHS Lanarkshire hospitals

Death rate down at NHS Lanarkshire hospitals

All three NHS Lanarkshire acute hospitals are in the top seven performing hospitals in Scotland for reduction in hospital standardised mortality ratios (HSMR).

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