Sunday, 19 November 2017

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Thank you to women in the Western Isles

Published on 17 Oct 2017

Dr Maggie Watts, NHS Western Isles Director of Public Health, would like to thank all women who participated in the breast screening throughout the Western Isles from February to July this year. Dr Watts said, “The early indications are that…

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Parents urged to join fight against flu: Child flu vaccination programme now underway

Published on 05 Oct 2017

Parents of 2-5 year olds in the Western Isles are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination. GP practices across the NHS Western Isles area will provide the free nasal…

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Uists success at 5k Memory Walk

Published on 05 Oct 2017

 The Uists/Benbecula Alzheimer Scotland 5k Memory Walk and Afternoon Tea was recently held in Balivanich raising over £800 to support local dementia-related activities. The event, which is now expected to become an annual fixture in the Uists calendar, saw an overwhelming…

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Western Isles Health Board Annual Review 2016/17

Published on 02 Oct 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017 – 11.00am Lecture Theatre Clinical Skills Western Isles Hospital The meeting will be chaired by NHS Western Isles Chairman, Mr. Neil Galbraith OBE. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting to hear about…

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Cervical screening saves lives

Published on 02 Oct 2017

Cervical screening (also known as the smear test) saves around 5,000 lives every year in the UK and prevents 8 out of 10 cervical cancers from developing.   Six women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every week in Scotland, so…

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